Kellie Pickler Brings Christmas Spirit to U.S. Troops in Afghanistan
Spreading Christmas cheer to the men and women who serve our country abroad, Kellie Pickler began her seventh USO Tour on Friday (December 20), traveling overseas for nine days to the Middle East.
The country cutie visited two countries and performed five shows, spending time with United States troops stationed in those areas as part of the USO's new campaign "Every Moment Counts," which encourages Americans to show their support for the troops by visiting USOmoments.org in order to learn about the challenges soldiers and their families face, was well as to make donations to the USO.
Posting a fun picture on her Facebook page, the 27-year-old wrote, "Kyle and I flying high in the cockpit of a C-17.can you spot the ultimate photo bomb?!? #USOtour."
She put up another, sharing a cute moment with another soldier, and writing, "Not every Christmas do you get to fist bump a soldier while dangling your feet off the back of a Chinook flying in Afghanistan. Merry Christmas from the Middle East."
The "Someone Somewhere Tonight" singer also released a statement about "Every Moment Counts" campaign, saying, "The USO tours and programs I've been a part of have definitely been the highlight of my career, so I'm honored to join the USO in helping to raise awareness about the many precious moments that our troops and their families sacrifice due to their commitment and service to our country."
Kellie continued, "Every Moment Counts is especially close to my heart because it not only recognizes their personal sacrifices, but gives Americans the opportunity to thank our troops with a special gift of a moment."
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