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12/17/2012 1:46 PM ET

Nationals Pitchers Ross Detwiler and Craig Stammen complete first leg of 2012 USO holiday tour

Washington Nationals pitchers Ross Detwiler and Craig Stammen have wrapped up the first leg of the annual USO holiday tour with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey and are continuing on to the tour’s second and final phase.

Joined by Matt Hendricks of the Washington Capitals, critically-acclaimed country music singer Kellie Pickler and comedian Iliza Shlesinger, the group has brought smiles, laughter and cheer to more than 4,200 servicemen and women in multiple locations overseas, including those aboard the USS John C. Stennis.

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