“This Is Us” Cast Members Visit Joint Base

Cast members from the hit TV show This Is Us visited Joint Base MDL. (Photo courtesy Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst)

LAKEHURST – Service members at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst had some unlikely visitors last week.

The USO brought cast members from the hit TV show This Is Us to Joint Base MDL. (Photo courtesy Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst)

Staff Sargent Dustin Roberts said the United Service Organization (USO) brought the cast of the NBC mega-hit This Is Us out to Joint Base MDL because the actors wanted to do something to show their support for the military.

Cast members stayed on the base for about three hours, during which time they met with service members, toured the base and were shown what it means to be a Joint Warfighter.

The A-listers, which included Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia and Chrissy Metz, put on military vests and helmets, strapped into helicopters and took selfies with service members during a much-needed break from filming their hit show.

This Is Us returns for a second season sometime this fall. The emotionally charged drama tells a unique story of three siblings (triplets) as they grow into adulthood and face unexpected challenges.

This Is Us cast members Mandy Moore and Chrissy Metz meet Joint Base MDL service members. (Photo courtesy Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst)
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Sara Grillo served as the Assistant News Editor/Writer at Micromedia Publications in 2017. She has lived in numerous areas within Monmouth and Ocean Counties for the past 9 years. Grillo studied Journalism and Communication Arts at Ramapo College and has held positions in Marketing, Public Relations and Sales prior to writing for Micromedia. She left in October of 2017 to pursue creative writing.