USO San Diego presents its annual Stars & Stripes Gala in honor of military service members stationed, training, and traveling through San Diego. The gala will be held in-person at the United States Coast Guard Sector San Diego overlooking the picturesque San Diego skyline, offering a line-up of entertainment, military exhibits, and awards for community leaders.
The USO will honor the San Diego Padres with the American Eagle Award for their ongoing support and collaboration. Additionally, Dr. Michael R. Cunningham, Chancellor of National University System, will be presented with the Patriot Award for championing the educational needs of the military community. The first Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented in memoriam to Neil Ash for his commitment to our troops and their families. Since 2013, the USO San Diego Neil Ash Airport Center has served hundreds of thousands of troops and military families thanks to his initiative and generosity in expanding the center. For 80 years, the USO has supported the men and women who fight for our country.