Warner Bros. Pictures and The USO Treat Troops to a Preview of 'The Dukes of Hazzard'

July 20, 2005-- Posted at 3:40 PM CDT

Troops stationed at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., and Fort Hood, Texas, will be treated to a visit with Johnny Knoxville, Seann William Scott and Jessica Simpson, courtesy of the USO and Warner Bros. Pictures. Simpson, along with country music legend Willie Nelson, will then travel to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., for a "meet and greet" with military personnel. The group will host a free screening of their new movie, "The Dukes of Hazzard," and spend time with service members and their families. The USO tour locations are: Robins on July 26, Fort Hood on July 27, and Miramar on July 29.
Once on base, the group will tour facilities, visit spouses and children of deployed military members pose for pictures and shake hands with military personnel. After a question-and-answer session about the film, the stars will introduce "The Dukes of Hazzard."
Based on the hit television series, "The Dukes of Hazzard" follows cousins Bo (Scott) and Luke Duke (Knoxville) on a mission to save their family farm from Hazzard County's corrupt county commissioner Boss Hog (Burt Reynolds). With the help of their eye-catching cousin Daisy (Simpson) and moonshine- running Uncle Jesse (Willie Nelson), the boys attempt to stay one step ahead of the law in their famed 1969 Dodge Charger, nicknamed "The General Lee." The film is scheduled to hit theaters Aug. 5.
Simpson has participated on several USO tours, including a trip to Pakistan, Afghanistan, Oman and ships stationed in Southwest Asia shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. In April 2004, she headlined the 4th Infantry Division and Task Force Iron Horse "Welcome Home" celebration at Fort Hood, Texas. Earlier this year, Simpson and husband Nick Lachey visited troops in Germany and Iraq.

About the USO: For more than 64 years, the USO (United Service Organizations) has been providing morale and recreation-type services to U.S. military personnel and their families. The USO is a nonprofit, charitable organization, relying on the generosity of the American people to support its programs and services. The USO is supported by World Partners Anheuser-Busch Companies, AT and T Corporation, Avon Products, Inc., BAE SYSTEMS, Bass Pro Shops, Clear Channel Communications, The Coca-Cola Company, Computer Systems Center, Inc., Johnson and Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc., Lockheed Martin Corporation, Military Channel, Morgan Stanley, National Football League, TriWest Healthcare Alliance. Other organizations, including the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-0600), have joined thousands of individual donors to support the USO. For more information on the USO, please visit our Web site at http://www.uso.org.

CONTACT: Erica McClanahan Stone, 1-703-908-6471, estone@uso.org, or DonnaSt. John, 1-703-908-6458, dstjohn@uso.org, both of the USO

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