INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey --
Members of the Operation Season's Greetings troupe touched down here Nov. 20 to kick off their 2006 tour.
Bands from Air Force reserve Command and U.S. Air Forces in Europe join country music artist Jaime O'Neal, entertainer of the airwaves, Delilah, John Popper of the platinum-selling group Blues Traveler and members of the New England Patriots cheerleaders for this year's show.
Incirlik has been a perennial stop on the OSG tour now in its eight year of entertaining troops overseas.
"Guest artist want to bring entertainment to people far from home especially this time of year," said Bo Joyner OSG public affairs representative. "The band of the Air Force Reserve has brought artists here before and the shows have always been well received."
The entertainers will spend Nov. 21 touring the base and making stops at several units to meet the Airmen stationed here. You can also tune into AFN Incirlik radio, 1590 AM, Nov. 21 to here Jaime O'Neal at 10 a.m. and the cheerleaders at 1 p.m.
"The entertainers like meeting people and seeing what they are doing for the country," said Mr. Joyner. "As a personal way for the entertainers to tell the Airmen they appreciate what they do."
OSG's first show of 2006 is Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. in Hangar 4. Doors will open 1 p.m. Hangar 4 is an approved alternate duty location during the show. Immediately following the show, the entertainers will sign autographs in the hangar.
"We would just like to bring a touch of home here," said Mr. Joyner.
The Operation Season's Greetings tour will visit Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany and perform at Ramstein Air Base, Germany; Incirlik AB, Turkey; and deployed locations in Southwest Asia.
"I'm am thrilled to have John Popper, Delilah, six of the New England Patriots Cheerleaders and members of the Air Force Band along to accompany me on this tour to entertain U.S. military men and women around the world," said Ms. O'Neal.
Her newest CD - "Brave" - delivers her country songs, "Somebody's Hero," and "Trying to Find Atlantis." This album follows her pair of No. 1 hits "There is No Arizona," and "When I Think About Angels," from her last album.
OSG WEB SITE: http://www.band.afrc.af.mil/mediacenter/currentevents/index.asp
JAIME O'NEAL WEB SITE: http://www.jamieoneal.com/home/index.php