About the East Mobile Canteen Team

Pennington Walker:

What’s your favorite military memory? After an extensive military career and moving forward with the USO into Kandahar, Afghanistan 2010, it was an honor to connect with so many of those same deployed service members when they came thru USO KAF.

Favorite Military Base: Fort Jackson

Favorite City the Mobile has sent you? Excited to travel and expand our reach within the Southeast Region.

Most memorable event with the USO and why? USO Holidays Expeditionary Tour-Erbil, Iraq (December 23-26, 2021). Traveled expeditiously via Blackhawk and Chinook to several base locations within the region, hosting USO entertainment and providing free holiday give away presents and prizes to over 1000 service members.

One fun fact about yourself? I like to dance Salsa.

William Pulkinen:

What’s your Favorite Military Memory- My favorite military memory was meeting the 41st President of the United States, President George H.W. Bush. This was during the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts which my unit was deployed to. We had to assist in search and recovery where we were able to meet the President during his visit.

Favorite Military Base-
Fort Hood, TX.

Favorite City the Mobile has sent you-
Fort Myers, FL (Spring training home of the Boston Red Sox).

Most memorable event with the USO-
Responding to Hurricane Ian and serving our Servicemembers.

One fun fact about yourself- I love collecting baseballs.