Cole Hauser Spends Fourth of July Holiday in Southwest Asia on First USO Tour

Week-long trip marks the Hollywood star's first USO experience and first time in a combat zone

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ARLINGTON, Va., July 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - Twitter Pitch: @ColeHauser is making #USOmoments on @the_USO tour to visit deployed troops in the Middle East

While on an eight-day tour with the USO, Hollywood actor Cole Hauser helps the USO create moments that matter with deployed troops in the Middle East. The mission of USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tours like this is to bring troops moments of excitement, life-changing experiences and relief from the hardships of separation from loved ones back home. *Photo link below*


  • On the USO tour, Hauser has enjoyed time with more than 1,900 troops stationed at locations including Bagram Air Base, Camp Morehead, Camp Leatherneck and Camp Bastion.
  • Hauser's USO tour involves bringing special moments to our nation's deployed men and women in uniform, with activities like touring a medevac helicopter, dining with troops, meet and greets at USO centers and signing autographs.
  • This trip marks the first USO tour for the star.
  • Hauser has starred in hit movies, like "Dazed and Confused," "Good Will Hunting" and "2 Fast 2 Furious." Most recently, Hauser joined Johnny Depp in the Warner Bros. film "Transcendence." He is currently appearing opposite actress Thandie Newton in the new season of DirecTV's drama "Rogue." Hauser has been acting for more than 20 years.
  • The USO's year-round "Every Moment Counts" campaign invites Americans to join in creating important moments for troops and their families. From holidays and children's births to sports games and date nights, our troops miss numerous everyday moments like this when they are deployed.


Attributed to Cole Hauser:

"Going on my first USO tour has been an eye-opening experience. These men and women are amazing. They are so far from home and their family and friends. That alone is a huge gift to our country. And the fact that I get to hang out and enjoy the Fourth of July with them makes this experience even more special."


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