Support The Troops That Support You
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Since before the United States entered World War II, the USO (United Service Organizations) has been the bridge between the American public and the U.S. military. In times of peace and war, the USO has consistently delivered its special brand of comfort, morale and recreational services to the military. The USO, a congressionally chartered, private, nonprofit organization, relies on the generosity of individuals and corporations to support USO activities.
Today, the USO delivers its programs and services at more than 130 locations around the world. In recent years, the USO opened centers in Kuwait, Qatar and Afghanistan to support service members participating in Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom, as well as centers in Vicenza, Italy, and at the Dallas/Fort Worth, Raleigh/Durham and Denver International Airports.
Military personnel and family members visited USO centers more than 5.3 million times last year. Services include free Internet and e-mail access, libraries and reading rooms, housing assistance, family crisis counseling, support groups, game rooms and nursery facilities.
The USO reaches out through:
- Airport centers, welcoming weary military travelers with a place to rest and the ability to familiarize themselves with their new surroundings
- Family and community centers, promoting intercultural understanding and orientation to unfamiliar locations
- Mobile USOs, reaching out to troops in remote and sometimes unstable locations
USO celebrity entertainment tours bring volunteer celebrities to entertain, lift morale, and express the gratitude and support of the American people.
For 69 years, the USO's mission has remained the same. The USO will support U.S. troops and their families wherever they serve. Across the United States and around the world, the American military knows that the USO is there for them. By supporting the USO, Americans show their appreciation and express their gratitude to the men and women who defend us.
Our Proud History
Since just before World War II, the USO has been the bridge between the American people and our men and women in uniform, conveying the heartfelt appreciation and support of a grateful nation. Whether it is a quiet place to go for rest and relaxation, movies refreshments, or a friendly face, the USO consistently delivers its special brand of service to the military.
What We Do
The USO currently operates centers around the world, including numerous mobile canteens, located in the continental United States and overseas. The USO provides a variety of programs and services, including orientation programs, family events, travel assistance, free Internet and e-mail access, and recreation services.
Operation Enduring Care
Uniting America in Support of our Wounded Warriors and their Families
USO Centers and Services
For service members, their families, and veterans
How the USO is helping our troops
Tour schedules, celebrity touring, and testimonials
News & Events
Recent and upcoming events
Tell Us Your USO Story
Tell us how the USO has touched your life
"The USO is the way Americans lift the spirits of our troops. More than 2.5 million men and women wear the uniform of our nation's military; almost all of these troops are serving away from home. The USO serves as a home-away-from-home for them and their families. Your generosity makes this possible."
- Sloan D. Gibson, USO President and CEO
A nonprofit, congressionally chartered, private organization, the USO relies on the generosity of individuals, organizations and corporations to support USO activities. The USO is not part of the U.S. government but is supported by the President of the United States and the Department of Defense. Each president has been the Honorary Chairman of the USO since its inception.
Led by president and CEO Sloan D. Gibson, the USO operates more than 130 centers worldwide with the unwavering support of dedicated staff and members of the Board of Governors who bring the knowledge and expertise essential to the USO's continued ability to deliver high-quality programs and services to our men and women in uniform.
"I urge each of you to support the USO in whatever way you can. It is important, because when you support the USO, you're supporting our men and women in uniform."
- GEN Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret)
Thanks to the financial backing and loyalty of our supporters, the USO is able to provide a variety of programs and services, entertainment and a “touch of home” to troops and their families worldwide. The unwavering support of USO supporters enables us to provide the best possible encouragement to service members and their families.
The above statements were reproduced on our website with the express permission of the USO 2010. www.USO.org