Thursday, January 19, 2006

TriWest Sponsors Sinise USO Visit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Actor, director and producer Gary Sinise will visit airmen at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 28 on his 13th USO tour. The trip, sponsored by TriWest Healthcare Alliance, will feature Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band performing a free show for service members and their families. Best known for his Oscar-nominated performance as Lt. Dan in "Forrest Gump," Sinise is a strong supporter of the military. Currently, he is starring in the hit series "CSI: New York" on CBS.

Sinise was among the group of celebrities on the USO's first tour to Baghdad in June 2003. He also has visited troops in Diego Garcia, Singapore, Korea, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Germany, the Netherlands, England and Italy. Sinise also has spent time with troops who are recuperating at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the National Naval Medical Center. Over the past year, Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band have entertained military personnel stationed at several military posts across the United States.

TriWest Healthcare Alliance is a Phoenix-based corporation that partners with the Department of Defense to provide access to cost-effective, high- quality health care for 2.7 million members of America's military family in the 21-state TRICARE West Region, which is comprised of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming and western Texas. For more information, visit http://www.triwest.com/.

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