Thanks to a nomination placed forth by Brian Knapp, Chugach’s Director of Government Relations, the Alaska chapter of the United Service Organizations (USO) has been selected as the March winner in Chugach’s 12 Months of Giving campaign. Chugach is proud to donate a $1,000 to the USO Alaska, and we’re even more proud of Brian’s longstanding support for this organization and its rich history of boosting the morale of America’s service members.

“My family and I have long supported the USO with our personal contributions for almost 25 years,” Brian said. “So I want to thank Chugach for selecting such a wonderful organization to support financially and for recognizing its important work for our men and women, and their families, who serve in the armed forces.”

For Brian and his family, the credo of the USO is probably the greatest factor that has garnered their support over the last quarter of a century: To Be Always By Their Side. Now, representing Chugach in our nation’s capital, support for the USO has taken on an even greater resonance. “This sounds so much like Chugach and everything that we do for the Armed Forces. I think of the many ways that Chugach stands by the side of our U.S. Military, with our extensive Federal contracts and the many veterans who work for our company throughout the world, and consequently, I’ve gained a deeper respect for the company I have the privilege to represent.”

Speaking on a more personal level, Brian stated how Chugach’s contribution to the USO will help to make a difference. “Here in Washington, D.C., I have friends and colleagues who work for the National USO organization, so I have learned from them that Chugach’s generous contribution at the state level will be valued and appreciated.”

Brian Knapp with Alaska Rep. Mary Peltola.

Brian’s primary responsibility in Washington is to regularly meet with Alaska’s delegation, and other members of Congress and administration officials to ensure that the interests of Chugach and our subsidiaries are advanced to the benefit of our employees and shareholders. Chugach’s charitable contributions has allowed Brian to perform this duty with pride. “I feel fortunate to work for a company that recognizes the importance of giving to others who can benefit from our financial success,” Brian expressed. “And I thank Chugach so much for helping the Alaska chapter of the USO.”

To learn more about the Alaska USO’s mission and to make a donation to this incredible organization, go to Every month, Chugach makes a $1,000 donation to similar organizations based on the nominations of our employees; to nominate your favorite organization or charity, go

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