Toby Keith recently returned to the Middle East and set out on his ninth USO Entertainment tour. So far on Keith's 12-day, three-country USO tour, he has lifted the spirits of more than 9,900 service members in the Middle East. Among the places visited were the USS Enterprise CVN-65 and the USS Leyte Gulf CG-55. Toby says, "Since my first tour, I've been hooked on performing for troops. I start looking forward to my next USO trip the minute I touch down here in the States. I love it and I love our troops, they are the best in the world."
Since his first USO tour in 2002, Keith has traveled to 11 countries and participated in eight USO tours. He has lifted the spirits of troops and their families stationed in Africa, Belgium, Cuba, Germany, Italy, Korea, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan and Macedonia, as well as those U.S. troops on the front lines in Afghanistan and Iraq - many of whom were serving at small remote forward operating bases. USO Photo by Dave Gatley.