By Official Release
Posted Jul 28 2011 6:32AM
Two-time NBA MVP Karl Malone will join Admiral Mike Mullen as he wraps up his four-year appointment as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff this summer by leading his final USO entertainment tour overseas.
Ensuring all Marines, airmen, soldiers, sailors, coast guardsmen and reservists are touched, Mullen will bring along "The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart, NBA Hall of Fame power forward Malone and illusionist David Blaine as Mullen makes his way to two countries in just seven days.
Having worked with the USO since December 2007, Mullen has led nine USO tours to 13 different countries, lifting the spirits of more than 74,300 service men and women. He has also enlisted the support of 38 USO tour veterans. Among the countries he has visited on such tours are Spain, Italy, Egypt, Afghanistan, Iraq, Bahrain, Germany, Ireland, Oman, Kosovo, the United Kingdom, Qatar and Kyrgyzstan,
This trip will mark the tenth USO tour for Mullen and the first for Stewart, Malone and Blaine.