For Immediate Release and USO Form Strategic Partnership

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Washington, DC - and the USO today announced a strategic partnership to support the military worldwide. Under the agreement, becomes an official sponsor of the USO and will fund development and maintenance of the USO website.

"We are honored to partner with an organization that has cared so much for men and women in uniform for nearly 60 years. We share a commitment to keep our Armed Forces connected no matter where they are in the world," said Christopher Michel, CEO of and a naval reserve flight officer. is the online home of the military community, offering content, resources and services to everyone who has answered the call to serve and the families who support them. will have a presence at USO Centers worldwide, the USO website, "USO Comedy Break" tours, and USO galas and other high-profile events.

"The partnership with allows us to maintain the pace of our growth on the Internet and stay current with technology. Our Internet presence is a key component of the USO's ongoing mission to 'Deliver America' to service members around the globe, and to better connect our military personnel with the American people they have sworn to defend," said General John H. Tilelli, President and CEO of the USO. "We are the only civilian organization whose sole purpose is to boost the morale and welfare of our service members - we're doing it for the young men and women overseas."

About is the online home for the 80 million Americans with close ties to the military community: active duty, reserve, guard members, retirees, veterans, defense workers, family members, and enthusiasts. is the destination site connecting this community and offering members meaningful content, resources and services. As custodians of America's military heritage, collects the stories of the men and women who have served. gives voice to those who made history and gives context to those who want to learn more. The company, founded by an executive team that includes veterans of the United States Armed Forces and hi-tech professionals, is committed to using the Internet as a better way to keep this community connected. has offices in San Francisco and Washington, DC, and is funded by the Mayfield Fund, U.S. Venture Partners, Broadview International and PRIMEDIA Ventures. Visit the site at

About the USO

USO Centers provide recreation, cultural orientation, language training, travel assistance, telephone and internet access, and other vital services to military personnel and their families at 115 locations worldwide. In addition, the USO helps boost morale with its Celebrity Entertainment Program, recruiting entertainers such as Reba McEntire, Hootie and the Blowfish, Christie Brinkley, and Salma Hayek to "Deliver America" to our men and women in uniform.

For nearly 60 years, the USO has provided programs bringing "a touch of home" to our service men and women abroad. The USO is a Congressionally charted non-profit organization, receiving no direct government funding. The USO is supported by World Partners AT&T, USAA, Nicorette/Nicoderm CQ, and Yahoo!, corporate donors such as Northwest Airlines, Coca-Cola, and Anheuser-Busch, the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-0600), as well as contributions from individuals. For more information on contributing to the USO, please call 1-800-876-7469 or visit our Web site at

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