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#USArmy Soldiers spend holiday in Iraq with special @the_USO guests

#USArmy Soldiers spend holiday in Iraq with special @the_USO guests

BAGHDAD (Defense Media Activity) -- The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and his senior enlisted advisor, Army Command Sgt. Maj. John Troxell, arrived in Iraq Christmas Eve and brought a taste of home during the holidays to deployed service members. They led a USO troupe that includes country music stars Kellie Pickler and her husband, Kyle Jacobs; chef Robert Irvine and his wife, wrestling superstar Gail Kim; and the Roastmaster General, comedian Jeff Ross. For Pickler and Jacobs, this is their 11th USO trip, and the other members also are USO veterans. SECOND USO TRIP THIS MONTH This is the second USO trip this month for Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford and Troxell, and it's the first chairman's USO trip that actually arrived for Christmas. "I thought it was important to be out there on the holiday itself," the general said in a short interview prior to arriving. "All ...

Full article: https://www.army.mil/article/180149?a

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