The USO Troupe of Metropolitan New York  is made up of three talented and dedicated  women.  Our 2002 show, "A Salute to America,"  can be of any length up to 60 minutes and includes song, dance, audience participation and costume changes.  The show is appealing to all ages.  The USO Troupe of Metropolitan New York also has a nostalgic 1940's USO Show that is charted for up to a 60 piece concert band.

Each year we travel to 24 veteran hospitals and nursing home care units in the tri-state area.  We present a holiday show in December and in February, during National Salute To Hospitalized Veterans Week, we travel over 1300 miles.  After each show we spend time with the veterans sharing stories and autographing pictures.  We have made some very dear friendships over the years and look forward to our visits as much as the veterans do.

This fall, the 2002 USO Troupe of Metropolitan New York will travel to Germany to perform for the Army's Land Combat Expo in Heidelberg.  Summer shows included performances at the Intrepid Museum, the national DAV convention in Dallas, the national VFW convention in Nashville, and the Association of Fire Chiefs convention in Kansas City.  Fleet Week festivities in May began with Miss USO 2002 welcoming the Fleet during the Mayor's reception at City Hall. Some highlights of the weeks performances were aboard the USS IWO JIMA,  the Intrepid Museum, Times Square and Central Park.  Miss USO also sang the National Anthem for the morning opening of the American Stock Exchange and the Mets Game at Shea Stadium. So far this year, the troupe has traveled to New Orleans, Savannah and Atlanta Georgia, Arkansas, Salt Lake City, Ohio, San Diego, Laguna Beach and Long Beach California, Washington DC, Scott Air Force Base in Illinois, Fort Monroe Army Base in Virginia, Dallas Texas, Kansas City, Nashville and have entertained at 23 veterans hospitals in the New York area.  In 2001,The USO Troupe of Metropolitan New York entertained our troops in Italy, Spain, Japan and Korea. Also in 2001, they have performed with the United States Air Force Band of Flight, the United States Air Force Band of Liberty, the United States Air Force Heartland of America Band, and the Heritage of America Band at Langley AFB.  In June, they were the featured entertainment for the Army Ball in Washington, DC and opened for Lee Greenwood at Wings over Topeka in Topeka, Kansas.  In 2000, the troupe traveled to Bosnia, Norway, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Jordan and Egypt, hosted by USO Celebrity Entertainment Tours.  Also in 2000, they traveled to Salmon, Idaho to entertain weary firefighters battling the million acres of forest fires in the West.  They were the featured entertainment at the Pentagon for the opening of the new USO corridor, hosted by Secretary of Defense Cohen, and  for the opening of the new National D-Day museum in New Orleans. They also performed in Washington DC for The Spirit of Hope Awards honoring Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, on Ellis Island for the Medals of Honor Awards Gala, the Mount Vernon Estate in Virginia, on the USNS Bob Hope, at the US Open, and the USO World Holiday Gala in New York City honoring Senator John Glenn.  Other performances include the Intrepid,  Nassau and Whitney Ships and Times Square during OPSAIL 2000.  Television appearances include The Miss America Pageant, Good Morning America, CBS's Early Show, Today in New York, NBC’s  4 Stories, Fox News and Oxygen Media.                

The USO Troupe of Metropolitan New York is proud to continue a tradition that began in 1941!  





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