Lenovo Celebrates Grand Opening of USO Warrior and Family Center at Bethesda with Technology Partnership Announcement

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.– April 21, 2014: Lenovo is proud to announce the technology partnership with a new center for our nation’s wounded, ill and injured, their caregivers and active duty members and their families. This April, the USO opened the Warrior and Family Center at Bethesda equipped with Lenovo technology, on the grounds of Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bethesda, home of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The new facility provides for rest and relaxation for active duty military members and their families and recovering wounded troops and their caregivers, as they cope and recover from injuries or illness.
“We’re very excited about the amazing support Lenovo is providing our local military members, their families, and their caregivers,” said Elaine Rogers, president and CEO of USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore. “As the only technology partner at the Warrior and Family Center at Bethesda, Lenovo’s generous donation of laptops, tablets and desktop products allows us to provide technology to those military members and their families who have sacrificed so much in defense of our nation.”
The USO Warrior and Family Center provides critical care and constructive services with a heavy focus on wounded troops as they recover and prepare for the transition to civilian life. The technology center will be used for education programs as well as general entertainment. In addition to the technology center, the new facility offers places for service members and their families to relax and play, featuring a fireside lounge, music and arts centers, dining areas and an NFL lounge with video games. 
“We are thrilled to expand our partnership with the USO and support of our nation’s Armed Forces with this ongoing technology partnership,” said Tom Looney, vice president and general manager of Lenovo North America. “Working with the USO, we’ve been able to create media centers with Lenovo technology across North Carolina, Washington, D.C. and now in Maryland. It is the least we can do to show our support for our troops and those who sacrifice and protect us day-in and day-out.”
This is the second center of its kind in the U.S. – the first is located at Fort Belvoir, VA.
About Lenovo
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a US$34 billion personal technology company – the largest PC maker in the world and an emerging PC Plus leader – serving customers in more than 160 countries. Dedicated to exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on product innovation, a highly-efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution.  Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the Company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services. Its product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile internet devices, including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo, a global Fortune 500 company, has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina.  For more information see www.lenovo.com.

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