USO Presents Awards

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Marine Gen. James E. Cartwright, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, makes a joke about Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," at the USO Metro awards in Arlington, Va., March 25, 2008. Cartwright introduced Stewart, who received the 2008 USO-Metro Merit Award.  Defense Dept. photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Adam M. Stump
  • Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," speaks at the USO Metro awards in Arlington, Va., March 25, 2008. Stewart received the 2008 USO-Metro Merit Award at the dinner.  Defense Dept. photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Adam M. Stump
  • Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," looks over a Medal of Honor recipient book during the at the USO Annual Awards Dinner in Arlington, Va., March 25, 2008. Thirty-four Medal of Honor recipients attended the dinner.  Defense Dept. photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Adam M. Stump
  • Wrestler Mick Foley speaks during the USO Metro awards in Arlington, Va., March 25, 2008. Foley is a frequent visitor to Washington, D.C., area hospitals to visit wounded troops.  Defense Dept. photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Adam M. Stump
  • Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Charles W. Bowen reads an Air Medal citation for Aviation Survival Technician 2nd Class Erick A. Lieb, center, while Coast Guard Commandant Thad Allen listens during the USO Metro awards in Arlington, Va., March 25, 2008. Lieb, a Coast Guard swimmer, was instrumental in saving numerous people following Hurricane Katrina.  Defense Dept. photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Adam M. Stump
  • Army Sgt. 1st Class Kishma Thomas speaks at the USO Metro awards in Arlington, Va., March 25, 2008. Thomas received the C. Haskell Small Award for Volunteerism, which was presented by Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey.  Defense Dept. photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Adam M. Stump
  • Spectators watch country music star Trace Adkins pay tribute to the troops during a video presentation at the USO Metro awards in Arlington, Va., March 25, 2008.  Defense Dept. photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Adam M. Stump
  • Tenor Daniel Rodriguez sings "God Bless America" during the USO Metro awards in Arlington, Va., March 25, 2008. Rodriguez, a former police officer, became known for singing the National Anthem and God Bless America  following the 9/11 terrorist attack.  Defense Dept. photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Adam M. Stump
  • Members of the 82nd Airborne All-American Chorus sing during the USO Metro awards in Arlington, Va., March 25, 2008. The group received several standing ovations and was called back for an encore performance.  Defense Dept. photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Adam M. Stump