USO Holiday Tour 2012

Defending The Blue Line founder and president, Shane Hudella was on a journey representing DTBL during a USO Holiday Tour overseas. We are so proud that Shane was selected to go on this tour to meet with deployed soldiers and let them know that, while they are serving our country,  DTBL is helping their kids play hockey by providing them with free equipment, free hockey camps, and other benefits.

Also joining Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey were: six-time USO tour entertainer and critically-acclaimed country music singer Kellie Pickler; Washington Nationals pitchers Ross Detwiler and Craig Stammen; Washington Capitals forward Matt Hendricks and comedian and host of the CBS show "Excused" Iliza Shlesinger.

May 24, 2013 - USO Reunion Photos:


December 2012 News Articles and Photos of the Tour: 

Hudella & Hendricks Proud to ‘Defending the Blue Line’ Video and Journal by Shane Hudella

General Dempsey Enlists Support From Array of Entertainers for Annual USO Holiday Tour

Matt Hendricks - NHL Player Meets Praises Overseas

Matt Hendricks has effect on troops during USO Tour

General Dempsey, Celebs Bring Glad Tidings To Deployed Soldiers

Photos From the USO's Photo Stream

Ross & Craig’s USO Tour – Show On The Road

Retired Army NCO Brings Ice Hockey to Military Kids

Twitter Photos of the USO Tour

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