MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) [NYSE: SAI] announced today the USO of Metropolitan Washington (USO-Metro) has recognized the company as a One Star Level member of its annual Circle of Stars for its commitment to serving the troops and their families. The company has also been honored as one of USO-Metro's top corporate donors.
SAIC will be formally recognized at the 2nd annual Stars and Stripes event on Oct. 11 at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel in Arlington, Va. SAIC, USO-Metro and the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) recently sponsored the Washington Nationals' "Heroes Day," a special commemorative event during the team's home game honoring not only victims and survivors of 9/11, but also active duty service members, wounded warriors, those whose lives were lost serving their nation and the families they left behind. SAIC provided 1,000 tickets to military families and survivors to attend Heroes Day.
"SAIC is such a fantastic supporter of USO-Metro, our troops and their families," said Elaine Rogers, USO-Metro president and chief executive officer. "From treating troops to a Washington National's baseball game, to supporting fundraising golf tournaments, to being an important part of our annual awards dinner, we can always count on SAIC to help us boost the morale of the members of our military community."
"We're incredibly honored to be recognized by USO of Metropolitan Washington as a member of its Circle of Stars," said Doug Wagoner, SAIC senior vice president. "Supporting active duty and retired service members, as well as their families, is a priority for SAIC. We're thrilled that our commitment to the troops has been recognized by such a prestigious organization."
USO-Metro established the Circle of Stars corporate donor recognition program to honor the outstanding businesses that provide the necessary funding and budget relieving in-kind donations to support USO-Metro's mission to lift the spirits of military service members and their families. The Stars and Stripes event benefits USO-Metro's vital support programs for the area's service members and their families, including support of the injured, ill and recovering.
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