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