Country Singer Chely Wright signs an autograph for Cpl. Sammuel T. White with Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS)-273 after a Morale, Welfare, and Recreation show inside the theatre for service members stationed on Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. MWSS-273 is deployed as a part of MNF-W in support of Operation Iraq Freedom in the Al Anbar province of Iraq to develop the Iraqi Security Forces, facilitate the development of official rule of law through democratic government reforms and continue the development of a market based economy centered on Iraqi reconstruction. (Official USMC photograph by Cpl. Sheila M. Brooks)
Chely Wright just returned from a 10 day tour of Kuwait, Iraq and Germany on a "Thank You Tour" for the men and women serving overseas.
She stopped at: Camp Beuhring, Kuwait; Camp Slayer, Camp Liberty, Camp Prosperity, Balad Air Base, Camp Speicher, Al Asad Air Base, Iraq; and Ray Barracks, Germany. This was her fourth tour to the middle east.
"As long as there are boots on the ground and boots in the air, there are a bunch of us that just want to say thank you," Chely Wright told her audience. "I am commited to coming here as long as we have troops in Iraq. The folks back home pray every day for you, and I just want to thank so many who have asked me to come over here."
She always sings "Bumper of My SUV" for her military audiences. But, getting through it without being emotional is difficult.
Thank you to all of the entertainers who take the time to entertain our military!