PenFed Contributes $100,000 to Help USO Bring Platinum Recording Artist Trace Adkins to Fort Hood

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ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 21, 2014Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PenFed) and the USO have partnered to present a family-friendly concert featuring platinum recording artist Trace Adkins at Fort Hood Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. The moment-filled, morale-boosting USO concert is designed to thank the members of the Fort Hood military community for their service, and help bring camaraderie, fun, and good times to troops and their families. Early last month, PenFed presented the USO with a generous donation of $100,000 to help fund the costs of the upcoming concert.

PenFed President and CEO, James R. Schenck said, “As a former Army officer, I know what it means for morale to have a superstar entertainer perform for the troops and community. Like all of our folks in uniform serving here in the states and around the globe, the Soldiers and their families at Fort Hood have contributed their share, and then some, when it comes to the defense of the nation. We are proud to partner with the USO and the Fort Hood Command Group.”

“The USO is proud to partner with PenFed and we are inspired by their generous donation to help us bring a very special concert to the Fort Hood military community,” said Dr. J.D. Crouch II, President and CEO of the USO. “With PenFed’s support, our upcoming show with Trace Adkins will bring the Fort Hood community together and let them know we are always by their side.”

Established in 1935, PenFed is one of the largest credit unions in the country serving nearly 1.3 million members. Its longstanding mission has been to provide superior financial services in a cost effective manner, while responding to members’ needs. The connectedness to those who serve is a significant part of PenFed’s culture. The credit union plays an active role in events like this concert and other initiatives designed to meet the needs of the troops, their families, and veterans.

The USO is a private, nonprofit organization that creates more than 30,000 special moments for military families, like this Trace Adkins USO concert sponsored by PenFed, every single day all around the world. From providing a touch of home at its more than 160 USO locations at airports and military bases in the U.S. and abroad, to its delivery of top quality entertainment and innovative services, the USO provides critical support to those who need us most—forward-deployed troops, military families, wounded warriors and their families, families of the fallen, and troops in transition. Each of the USO’s moments, programs and services are made possible by the American people, support from our corporate partners, like PenFed, and the dedication of our volunteers and staff.

Trace Adkins’ trademark baritone has powered countless hits to the top of the charts and turned albums into Platinum plaques, selling over 10 million albums, cumulatively. Among the many memorable hits for the Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry are “(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing,” “Ladies Love Country Boys” and “You’re Gonna Miss This.” No stranger to supporting military families and performing for sold-out venues around the world, Atkins has volunteered with the USO since 2002. Over the past seven years, he has participated in seven USO tours in Afghanistan, Bahrain, Germany, Iraq, Japan, Kuwait, and the U.S.

About PenFed
Established in 1935 as the War Department Credit Union, PenFed is one of the largest credit unions in the country, serving 1.3 million members worldwide; with more than $19 billion in assets. Its long-standing mission has been to provide superior financial services in a cost effective manner, while being responsive to members’ needs. PenFed offers market-leading mortgages, automobile loans, credit cards, checking, and a wide range of other financial services with its members’ interests always in mind. Serving a diverse population, PenFed offers many ways to become a member; including numerous association affiliations and employee groups. PenFed is federally insured by the NCUA and is an equal housing lender. PenFed does business in accordance with the Federal Fair Housing Law, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, and is a member of NAFCU. To learn more about PenFed, visit PenFed.org.

About the USO
The USO lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide. We provide a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases in the U.S. and abroad, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. We also provide critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops, military families, wounded warriors, troops in transition, and families of the fallen. The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. Our programs and services are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners and the dedication of our volunteers and staff.

In addition to individual donors and corporate sponsors, the USO is supported by President’s Circle Partners: American Airlines, AT&T, BNSF Railway, Clark Construction Group, LLC, The Coca-Cola Company, Grand Canyon University, JCPenney, Jeep, Johnson & Johnson, Kroger, Northrop Grumman Corporation, TriWest Healthcare Alliance, and Worldwide Strategic Partners: BAE Systems, BIC, The Boeing Company, ConAgra Foods, FedEx, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft Corporation, Procter & Gamble, TKS Telepost Kabel-Service Kaiserslautern GmbH & Co. KG, and Wawa Inc. We are also supported through the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-11381). To join us in this important mission, and to learn more about the USO, please visit uso.org.

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