Meet The East Coast Mobile Team

Joe Holyfield:

What is your favorite military memory?

Serving in the U.S. Navy for two deployments to the area around the Baghdad International Airport, Iraq. I was operating and maintaining a base defense weapon system, keeping everyone as safe as possible while they were on the installation. It was very gratifying to see the weapon system in operation, saving countless lives.

What is your favorite military base?

Victory Base Camp in Baghdad, Iraq

What is your favorite city the Mobile USO Program has sent you?

Philadelphia, PA for the 2022 Army-Navy game.

What is the most memorable event with the USO and why?

Easily it was a trip to Richmond Raceway in Richmond, VA back in 2021. A group of us were there to support a coworker and his family getting recognized by the track. NASCAR and the track gave us the rockstar treatment with a Garage tour and Suite access to watch the race. The highlight of the whole trip was when a video message was broadcast to the entire track from the wife of the coworker, who was deployed at the time. The family got to watch the message from their wife and mother as they were standing in Victory Lane. To cap the whole night, the car with USO branding on it actually won the race.

Tell us one fun fact about yourself.

I am a seven-time shave in support of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, raising money for childhood cancer research.

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