Angelina Jolie made a USO trip to Germany last week

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I heard some mutterings about this several days ago, and we’ve finally gotten the photos! Apparently, Angelina Jolie left the South of France last Friday and she flew to the Ramstein Air Base in Germany for a USO trip. Angelina has been doing work with the USO for several years now, and she’s made morale boosting trips to soldiers at Walter Reed (in Washington), and in Afghanistan and Iraq too, usually on the back of her UNCHR work. Anyway, Angelina met with wounded warriors who were on their way back to America, as well as soldiers simply stationed at Ramstein. In some of the photos, she’s greeting the USO’s European regional vice president Walt Murren, and in the other photos you can see that she’s meeting the troops.

Most sources say that the soldiers were surprised and happy to see her. One wounded warrior, Thomas Kunan, told media outlets, “I got to talk to her for a couple of minutes. It put a smile on people’s faces; it’s really cool.” According to the USO blog, Jolie also “popped in on a departing Med Evac aircraft loaded with wounded soldiers that was set to depart for Andrews Air Force Base.” There’s video too!

There are some additional photos of Jolie meeting individual soldiers and family members here. The photos are so awesome!

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Photos courtesy of U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Caleb Pierce, Pacific Coast News. Additional photo courtesy of CelebGalaxy.

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  1. whitedaisy says:

    Damn this woman is really winning me over. Even more so because she could care less if she does or doesn’t.

  2. Genevieve says:

    If I could absorb 1% of her beauty I could die happy. Stop being so hot!

  3. gee says:

    It’s so obvious that she cares for the soldiers and their families, and she doesn’t just do this for the PR. I am so grateful to her for that.

  4. Bee says:

    I made a comment yesterday about Angelina seeming a little out of it in some pictures at Cannes. Now, it seems as some said she was probably just exhausted. I really like Angelina, and I’m glad she was just in need of a good night’s sleep after traveling to Germany and then back to France.

  5. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    OMG I would have had a freaking heart attack!!!!!!!!! Wow talk about a shock and surprise moment. On your way home after being wounded and your greeted by Angelina Jolie!!!! Wow thats super cool and it looks like Angie really really cheered those guys up a little. Plus Angie looks glowy and hot as hell. I mean she looked so sexy in that jacket and her hair all down. Thats just super sweet. Loves her.

  6. Bored says:

    Her continued efforts are admirable and it really seems to be a cause for her not just PR spin but was carrying a Louis Vuitton handbag really appropriate on an army base when visiting injured personnel? Something less blatantly designer would have been better. I know she donates a truckload of money, she can easily afford it and it seems like I am picking on her but it just seems in bad taste – to me anyway.

  7. You don't say says:

    This is the real Jolie. She did this last week and just now people are hearing about it and from the USO. The same for the visit to Walter Reed. Only after the fact did we learn about it. Great work on her part. She is to be admired.

  8. mln76 says:

    She’s beautiful inside and out…anyone who criticizes her for this is an idiot.

  9. VV says:

    It’s really awesome what she does and how she goes out of her way to show her support for various causes, but I can’t help thinking she needs to relax, sleep and put on a bit of weight!

    It looks like she spreads herself a little thin some days.

    Still very awesome and I am sure it really did give some folks a little added boost.

    Unrelated note, my other half is coming back from Afghanistan in June after 9 months of being over there!!! (cannot wait) He didn’t get to meet the Jolie but he did eat breakfast beside Rachel McAdams at the London Airport. He was a fan of Mean Girls so he was pretty stoked to be meeting the head Plastic (yes you read that right, a dude liked Mean Girls lol)

  10. snappyfish says:

    I’m sorry but I adore this woman. She is gorgeous inside and out.

    Loved her since Gia!!

  11. Praise St. Angie! says:

    “This is the real Jolie.”

    said it before and I’ll say it again.

    she looks so much happier when she’s doing stuff like this. It’s just like she so much more “into” doing THIS than the red carpet stuff.

    also, I think she looks SO much prettier in these shots than she does on the red carpet ones. natural suits her much better than glam, though glam suits her too, when she does it right.

  12. lin234 says:

    She is just incredibly photogenic and beautiful. Doesn’t matter what angle, lighting, etc. she always looks gorgeous. She has it all and she always makes time to help others without looking cheesy and fame hungry. She’s just doing the things that interest her and happens to look so fabulous no matter how tired she is.

  13. MsCatra says:

    I love the contrast to how she looks bored on the red carpet a lot of the time, but pretty much always looks so animated and/or engaged on her trips like these.

    ETA – Praise St. Angie beat me to it, lol!

  14. Jeanette says:

    This is truly awesome. Those guys’ day were made..and I so agree with the 1% absorbtion of beauty. Wish all stars would do this for our guys. They need it.

  15. flowerzombie says:

    Angelina looks soo unhappy at red carpet events (except for kung fu panda 2 – where she looked genuinely happy being with Jack Black) She seems happier doing charity work. I wish she would stop making bad movies and concentrate on what makes her happy.

  16. Ari says:

    The LV bag looks like it can hold paperwork and seems very understated for whoever mentioned it. Maybe its her favorite bag – who knows. I don’t find it a big deal.

    I agree though she is doing an outstanding job with her personal aide and seems much happier doing this than the celebrity portion of her life (red carpet etc)

  17. Zoya says:

    Thats great, but I’ll never believe her intentions are sincere, not that it mattars in most cases. to me everything she does seems calculated to boost her image, she seems obsessed with being seen as America’s royalty.

    Her face looks refreshed, she’s gotten some good work done.

  18. RHONYC says:

    i saw this yesterday. i thought that was really mad cool of her.

    yes i said mad. & cool.

    don’t judge me! ;-)

    p.s. @ LOVE ANGELINA – calm down, girl and just breathe!

    you crack me up. :lol:

  19. N.D. says:

    yeah, it seems the whole Hollywood thing doesn’t turn her on anymore, she goes through the motions when she has to but that’s it.

    Although on the set of her directorial debut she was even more animated and happy. If it’ll work out for her I suspect she’d do more work behind the camera than in front of it in the future.

  20. mln76 says:

    @Zoya the only reason why anyone ever heard of this trip is because a family member of a soldier posted pics to Facebook she didn’t call the press all of these pics are candids and she’s made at least one other visit to a VA that wasn’t made public for months (until again a soldier/family member leaked photos). But by all means tell me about her dastardly motives…
    @Bored She has the handbag while walking off the plane from the pics it doesn’t look like she’s carrying it throughout the base camp and posing with it. Every woman on earth needs their purse :)
    As for the charity vs movie thing Jolie has said in many interviews she wouldn’t be able to do her charity work if it wasn’t for her movie star status, and salary. She has never hid her preference but she needs those $20 mill paychecks in order to do the work she does.

  21. Ari says:

    @N.D. I agree I think she could be the next Clint Eastwood (although she probably could use some more experience because his a$$ is old as dirt (still hot as hell though!))

  22. Brittney says:

    I think some of those photos are from her Walter Reed visit last year. I love that she never makes a peep about her USO visits… it’s usually the soldiers and their families who casually release the photos.

    Of course, the people who say she only does this for “publicity” either don’t realize this, or they only focus on her publicized work. Whatever. So glad she’s bringing smiles to everyone’s faces; she also looks truly happy to be doing it.

  23. Stephie says:

    Stuff like this makes me cry a little. Such a nice thing to do. I have a lot of respect for (non-celebs and) celebrities (like Gary Sinise) who take the time do this kind of thing. Means a lot.

  24. OtherChris says:

    She’s like that effortlessly cool girl with the good heart. You don’t really expect that, which makes it all the more appealing.

  25. WhiteNoise says:

    Go Angie. Don’t always rate her as an actress but as a person determined to use her celebrity for good, she scores 100% every time.

    Agree with others who say she looks totally in her element here, far more so than on the film promo trail.

  26. 62ay says:

    She doesn’t have to tip off the media. In today’s intrusive world of Facebook and twitter, she knows THE word will get around anyway and the simple minded st angelina worshippers will eat up her oh-so-saintly act crap with a spoon.

  27. mln76 says:

    She’s the only celebrity who I have ever heard of to get criticized for working with the USO. Sad.

  28. Hanh says:

    Definitely much happier doing her charity work than movie roles, except for when she does her animiated movies. I think she really enjoys that work. I don’t care if she does anything for publicity. At least she’s DOING IT unlike alot of celebs.

  29. Eve says:

    Beatuiful. The more natural she looks (e.g. with little or no make-up) the more gorgeous she is.

    Now, I have to say that the two pictures posted below the video are NOT from last week. I’ve already seen these pictures for at least for a year (or more).

  30. sharylmj says:

    It’s amazing how much energy she has. She is such a good hearted person. You can see how genuine she is when she is with the soldiers and their families. I think she looked completely bored on the red carpet , beautiful, but bored. Helping people around the world is definately her passion. SO glad she can do her job and help her causes. I bet she starts to fade away from Hollywood in the next few years.

  31. phlyfiremama says:

    The ball is in your court, Angelina detractors. Any more questions as to why Brad left Anniston? Seriously?
    And oh, the sheer audacity of that woman to dare to carry a LV handbag! Who does she think she is? (Tongue firmly in cheek)

  32. Cece says:

    The people who say she does her humanitarian work for PR just don’t get what it is like traveling in the countries she goes to. It is rough even with money. She is going to very difficult places where there is WAR. It is very dangerous. What she sees and who she meets changes her. She gets more out of it spiritually than you can imagine if you have never done such a thing yourself. She once said, after she met refugees and children in these camps she would never be self-destructive or complain about anything again. It just keeps making her more compassionate
    and softer. She is dealing with life and death issues and aligning herself with those going through them. It brings her closer to others who suffer which means
    the whole human race and all life. It’s a rough and bittersweet path but it brings her more fulfillment and that gets passed on to everyone she touches. Cynicism is
    antithetical to this path. Her inner life just gets sweeter.

    those who suffer which means all of us. Try it. It’s a difficult but rewarding path.

  33. REALIST says:

    TEAM ANGELINA!!!!

  34. wonderful says:

    she is so consistent in her good works- even with 6 kids & a job! Anybody who visits the troops gets a big thumbs up in my book. I totally disagree about her being “bored” on the red carpet/promoting films. She looks poised. and graceful AND spends a lot of time signing hundreds of autographs, taking pictures with and hugging fans at both her & Brad’s events. Compared to some “celebrities” who are inarticulate and down right rude to interviewers and fans, she should get the highest marks in being a team player. She may get more personal gratification from her charity work, but that certainly doesn’t stop her from doing a tremendous job for her other projects. it’s a shame that people can’t just be positive about something decent- visiting the wounded- and turn into- yeah, but she has to be a bitch because she wore an ugly dress and didn’t smile enough- sad world.

  35. Rose says:

    You know, I don’t know why Brad left his wife and niether does anyone else, but I would like to know why you had to bring her up in this thread?

  36. Lisa Turtle says:

    I think I love her.

  37. icantbelievethis says:

    She looks so happy in these pictures. I think I might love her now:)

  38. BB says:

    I like this side of her the best.

  39. SolitaryAngel says:

    This is why I love and admire her so much.

  40. Cheyenne says:

    That was a very nice and decent thing for her to do. She probably made a lot of soldiers and their families very happy.

  41. Toe says:

    THAT FACE…GOD..THAT FACE!!!

  42. Victoire says:

    She’s beautiful inside, and that’s what makes her glow that much. Truly amazing woman. Can’t love and admire her more than now =)

  43. Katherine M. says:

    Thanks for putting this up. Seriously though, Kaiser, are you saying you are just now learning about this trip to Ramstein Friday and her earlier trip to Walter Reed AMC?

    Angelina has been carrying LV bags for years. No one is criticizing Angelina for working with the USO except a tiny group of disturbing females who criticize every single solitary thing she does and is. And that is a reflection on them – certainly not on Angelina.

    Visiting wounded soldiers – kudos.

  44. kim123 says:

    Bless the soldiers and their families for their sacrifices and regarding Angie’s visit proud to be a fan

  45. Cheyenne says:

    Toe: THAT FACE…GOD..THAT FACE!!!
    ========================================

    I know. And she’s actually prettier without all the red carpet makeup.

    Life just ain’t fair.

  46. Sakyiwaa says:

    these are lovely! love her!

  47. Liana says:

    I like this woman. She’s the real deal.

  48. Kim says:

    Regardless of how messed up she is in her personal life (major mess up) she is a good samiritan and i respect that she uses her fame to bring attention to needed causes.

  49. Camille says:

    Beautiful- inside and out. Nothing to hate on here that I can see. *shrugs*

    I don’t get why people say her personal life is ‘messed up’. How the hell would anyone know what her private life is really like?
    What, you mean tabloids are 100% true? Uh no, I don’t think so. :roll:

    What ever she does in her private life is none of my business as far as I am concerned. This woman is no Parasite Hilton, Kartrashian family member or Lohan. Thank goodness for that.

  50. Kloops says:

    She is insanely beautiful.

  51. lisa says:

    @camille

    Wells said.

    I laugh because any negative tabloid story is believed like a bible. Yet something positive is fake. If a costar or someone meeting her says how wonderful she is then it is PR.. fake they are paid. But an unknown (invisible source that is NEVER named or seen.. gives a story then of course that is the truth)

    Never heard anyone REAL say a negative thing about her who has worked or met her. Ever. Always how sweet and nice she is. Down to earth. But because someone doesn’t like her then those Actual accounts are not to be believed. but Tabloids are.

    So were are all those babies they said she had.

    Why is Brad with her when he has walked out 1000+ time.

    Why is she walking around Cannes and getting endorsement deals when she is in rehab.

    Where are the 911 call records of domestic fights.

    Why is she on a RC with Brad when he hates her and she hate him.

    Why would she be jealous if she does believe in fidelity in a relationship.

    Yeah..just a few of millions of questions that can never be answered.

  52. sandy says:

    wow! this woman is amazing, it’s true, she is made up of a lot of different things, all good, nothing but love and respect for her, she’s beautiful inside and out, very rare.

  53. Newbie says:

    She looks so much more radiant and healthy here than on the red carpet a couple days ago! She looks really pretty and well-rested here.

    Even though I think a couple of those shots are old, the obviously new ones still look really good. She’s still pin-thin, but she looks healthy in the face. Good for her.

  54. luls says:

    the video brought tears to my eyes…. literally. <3

  55. dh says:

    I love her. I love that shes all scarred on the inside, and had her share of pain but came out figuring she could feel better and make the world better. She doesnt seem to think of how she looks all the time, which is probably easy when you are gorgeous. Poor, poor Jennifer.

  56. Lady Satan says:

    Beautiful from the inside out.

    I love the life in her face in these photos, and my favourite has to be the one with the family where she’s in the back with her arm around the wife. She looks like a member of the family, or a good friend, and most certainly *not* a celebrity looking for a headline.

  57. lisa says:

    @minty

    Kim believes all the tabloid rumors.

    for someone that has a “messed up” live Angie looks quite happy and so does Brad

    But for some people that fact is beyond their grasp. They need to think the worst and believe the worst.

    I think because of the silly tabloids and gossip that have been declaring them OVER for years, they seem to be closer because of it.

    Best way to answer the critics without answering them..

    Love each other and live you life and keep doing your thing.

    That is a big FU to all the critics..