WWE Superstars visit USO San Antonio

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The USO’s tradition of supporting service members stretches back to 1941. In an effort to boost our military’s morale, USO teams up with some of our country’s brightest stars to produce concerts, provide meet-and-greets and supports other interactive events for our service members at home and overseas. “The USO takes on the enormous task of trying to give our service members and their families a little bit of home through entertainment. No matter where they are or what they are going through, the USO is always there for them,” said Heather Krauss, Executive Director, USO San Antonio and Fort Hood. “We are grateful for WWE’s support in bringing their Superstars to Fort Sam Houston to help boost morale and bring smiles to our service members and their families,” added Krauss.

This week, USO San Antonio hosted, WWE superstars Lacey Evans, Baron Corbin, Omos, Bayley, and Braun Strowman and gave them the chance to see just what makes USO a special place for our service members. Faces lit up and excitement built as the superstars entered the USO San Antonio Fort Sam Houston Center and mingled with service members and trainees. Packed with over 300 trainees and service members, the center provided an opportunity to play a couple games of pool, get signed autographs, and watch a couple of heated matches of ping pong. The superstars spent about an hour visiting and then took time to check out the USO Gym.

After leaving the USO, the superstars visited trainees across the base that were unable to visit the center due to training schedules. Military members were able to immerse the WWE superstars into their training to provide them hands on respiratory, surgical, and combat medical training. WWE star and veteran Marine, Lacey Evans felt right at home and dove into the training.

Medal of Honor recipient Major General Patrick Henry Brady spent the day touring with the WWE superstars and trainees. Although this may seem like an unlikely pairing, the San Antonio base trains approximately 5,000 medical students each day and Major General (Ret.) Brady received training and was assigned to the 54th Medical Detachment and deployed to Vietnam. He was as much of a celebrity as the WWE superstars as he spent time talking to them about his service, taking photos, and giving advice to the trainees and service members.

Spanning over 7 locations, the USO in San Antonio is one of the busiest in the world and welcomed 253,300 visitors, provided more than 147,500 programs with over 404,000 service instances, and helped over 3,300 transitioning service members in 2022.

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