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Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Join Senior Military for Country United: Advancing Medicine From the Frontlines to the Homefront
Date:6/1/2009

he opportunity to lead fully functional lives. Thank God for these courageous care providers."

Many of USU's more than 4,300 alumni serve on active duty as supporting medical personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan. USU, often referred to as "the West Point of military medicine," prepares the next generation of uniformed doctors, nurses, and federal health researchers.

"My father Tug McGraw proudly served as a Marine, and I'm honored to play a role in this very special event. The goal of Country United is aligned with our own mission to accelerate treatment and cures around quality of life issues," said Tim McGraw, Grammy Award-winning country music star and Honorary Chairman of the Tug McGraw Foundation.

The Partnership for Military Medicine Symposium, to be held at the Hilton Washington on Friday, November 6, 2009, will highlight how discoveries in military medicine improve healthcare for service members and civilians. The symposium will feature leaders from military and civilian medicine who will address the following topics: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury and Neuroscience Research; Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Response; and Infectious Diseases. Faith Hill will offer the keynote address at the luncheon.

"Our military men and women have sacrificed so much for our country, as have all those who have ever served our nation," said Faith Hill, Grammy Award-winning performer. "It's my honor to be involved with Country United and to take part in recognizing the tireless efforts of the medical community to advance care for our nation's warriors and citizens."

The Country United Gala, to be held at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium on Saturday, November 7, 2009, will celebrate the achievements of researchers, clinicians, and others who work to advance medical care for and improve quality of life of our wounded warriors and citizens. The Gala will be emceed by Emm
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SOURCE Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF); Tug McGraw Foundation (TMF)
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