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USO and GEICO introduce new Mobile USO center at Daytona Bike Week March 4-13

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., March 4, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WHAT: GEICO and the Mobile USO center will be on the ground to support service members attending Daytona Bike Week. This year, GEICO has invited the Mobile USO center to participate in its static military display March 4-13 at Daytona Beach Bike Week. Bike fans will be able to visit the Mobile USO center at Bruce Rossmeyer's Daytona Harley-Davidson dealership, under the spotlight of GEICO. There, fans will be able to see how the USO is supporting our military with the USO "center on wheels."

WHO: Not only is it Daytona Beach Bike Week's 75th anniversary, the USO is also celebrating its diamond anniversary. GEICO has been a strategic sponsor of the Mobile USO for two years. This year, the GEICO-USO partnership will bring the Mobile USO to Daytona Bike Week, the Indianapolis 500 and the Talladega GEICO 500.

WHERE & WHEN:
Bruce Rossmeyer's Daytona Harley-Davidson
1637 N. US Highway 1
Ormond Beach, FL 32174
March 4-13

WHY: GEICO, serving the military since it was founded in 1936, is providing a spot at Bruce Rossmeyer's Daytona Harley-Davidson dealership for the USO to showcase the new Mobile USO center. Mobile USOs bring signature USO programming and services directly to service members serving in remote locations around the United States where the military can't easily access a USO center. Mobile USOs provide a comfortable place for men and women in uniform to relax and connect online with family and friends during downtime. Each Mobile USO offers flat-screen televisions, video game consoles, Wi-Fi access, casual seating, refrigerators, coffee makers and microwaves.

ABOUT THE MOBILE USO
The Mobile USO fleet is nearly as old as the organization itself. In the 1940s, the USO dispatched mobile centers to remote sites so service members in the field – many of whom were training stateside in preparation for World War II – could enjoy their limited downtime. In those early years, Mobile USOs consisted of trucks with generators, screens and projectors to show film reels, public address systems, turntables and records, sports gear, board games, books and snacks. The new Mobile USO is 38 feet long and features two 65-inch TVs, five Xbox gaming systems and will be wheelchair accessible. The vehicle includes both internal and external sound systems with three slide-outs to accommodate more people. It also has a canteen window for food service.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Courtney Anderson at canderson@uso.org. For day-of media inquiries, contact John Brunson at 757.710.6166. Follow the Mobile USO on Twitter at @Mobileusoprogram.

About the USO, Inc.
The USO strengthens America's military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. At hundreds of locations worldwide, we are united in our commitment to connect our service members and their families through countless acts of caring, comfort, and support. The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. Our programs, services and entertainment tours 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: AT &T, the BNSF Railway Foundation, Clark Construction Group, LLC, The Coca-Cola Company, Johnson & Johnson, Kroger, NFL and Four-Star Partners: BIC, ConAgra Foods, FedEx, GEICO, JCPenney, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, Starbucks, TKS and the Wawa Foundation. 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.

About GEICO
GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the second-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO, which was founded in 1936, provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 14 million private passenger customers, insuring more than 23 million vehicles (auto & cycle).

Using GEICO's online service center, policyholders can purchase policies, make policy changes, report claims and print insurance ID cards. Policyholders can also connect to GEICO through the GEICO App, reach a representative over the phone or visit a GEICO local agent.

GEICO also provides insurance quotes on motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), boats, travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for life, homes and apartments is written by non-affiliated insurance companies and is secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc. Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available.

For more information, go to www.geico.com.

CONTACT: Sheriece Dick, USO 703-908-6491

Source: United Service Organizations (USO)