A few Radio City Rockettes pose for a photo.
A few Radio City Rockettes pose for a photo.
(© Allison Stock)

The Madison Square Garden Company has announced that the Radio City Rockettes and the United Service Organizations (USO) are reenergizing a more than 70-year association. The Radio City Rockettes are set to make various appearances across the country in the upcoming months "to honor the courage and dedication of the service men and women and their families, who have devoted their lives to serving their country."

Yesterday evening, the Radio City Rockettes kicked off their support for the USO at the official Fleet Week New York 2017 "Rock the Fleet" party for sailors, marines, and coast guardsmen at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City. The Radio City Rockettes will continue their support at Sail Boston on June 17, and additional USO appearances and performances by the Radio City Rockettes will be announced soon.

The Radio City Rockettes were among the first entertainers to join the USO in the 1940s after the United States entered World War Two. The dance troupe traveled abroad to entertain the troops and performed across the country in support of the wartime effort at home.

"We are proud to renew this meaningful alliance between the Radio City Rockettes and the USO, which dates back more than 70 years," said David O'Connor, president and CEO of the Madison Square Garden Company. "This will enable the Radio City Rockettes to once again honor, recognize, and thank our active troops, veterans, and their families for their unprecedented service to their country by participating in special appearances and performances across the United States."