Military Connection: Nick Lachey’s “Military Connection”


By Debbie Gregory.

Nick Lachey and the USO have joined forces with the Almay Simply American Experience, and they’re taking it on the road. The Experience bus will be packed with Almay makeup goodies while they travel cross-country to the people, places and occasions that best exemplify the American spirit. There’s even a kissing booth and makeovers! While this is a lot of fun and games, the Experience is meant to raise both awareness and funds for the USO, especially for the women of the U.S. military.

After the kickoff event in New York, the bus traveled to Charlotte, NC for Memorial Day weekend. The rest of the schedule includes stops in Nashville, TN June 11th -14th, Baltimore, MD on the 4th of July, Chicago, IL on July 11th, Kansas City, KS on July 17th-18th, Columbus, OH on August 1st – 2nd, St Paul, MN on August 29th-30th, Dallas, TX on September 26th-27th, Fort Hood, TX on September 29th, and Austin, TX on October 3rd.

In a recent interview, Lachey said, “ … always make sure to thank our service men and service women. Too many of us take for granted what they do and the sacrifices they’re making, so I always make an attempt. Any time I see someone in an airport or on the street, I’ll thank them for their service.”

Lachey is no stranger to entertaining the troops, having a number of USO show under his belt. He even entertained on an aircraft carrier in the Indian Ocean. Lachey’s wife, Vanessa Minnillo, was born at USAF Clark Regional Medical Center. Her father served in the Air Force, so patriotism comes easily to her as well.

In addition to his great work with the USO, Lachey also advocates for children and humanitarian causes through his work with organizations such as VH-1 Save The Music, Feeding America and the Make-a-Wish Foundation.  He is also founded the Nick Lachey Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping children, families and communities in need throughout the United States.

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Military Connection: Nick Lachey’s “Military Connection”: By Debbie Gregory