WWE honors U.S. Troops at Fort George G. Meade in Maryland

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January 15, 2013

WWE honored members of the United States Army at Fort George G. Meade in Maryland on Tuesday.

WWE Executive Vice President of Creative Stephanie McMahon and WWE Superstar David Otunga joined business leaders, senior military leaders, representatives and elected officials to help the USO of Metropolitan Washington open the doors to a new, expanded USO Center at Fort Meade. McMahon, a member of the USO-Metro Board of Directors, and Otunga were on hand for a ribbon-cutting event at a new recreation center where they presented a WWE Championship to Installation Commander Col. Edward Rothstein. (PHOTOS)

"Only the best, most determined and talented individuals achieve this most competitive title," Otunga said. "The way you identify a champion is by the championship title they wear."

McMahon added, "WWE is definitely a champion of the USO in that we believe your support of our men and women in uniform is of utmost importance and a cause that for years, we at WWE, continue to support."

"After hearing the story from Elaine [Rogers, USO-Metro president] about how this center came to be, we determined that Team Meade is a champion by the commitment, dedication and passion they exude for the USO," she added.  

The new center will serve the more than 500,000 U.S. troops and their families in the Washington-Baltimore area. It has amenities like a movie theater, gaming center, computer lab and a patio. For the past eight years, USO-Metro has provided programs for military families and children at Fort Meade.

Later in the day, Otunga visited Wounded Warriors at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington.

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