Throughout our country’s history, Americans have felt profound appreciation and gratitude for the dedication and sacrifice of our troops and their families. The USO provides a tangible way for all of us to say thank you, as it has for 70 years.
Thanks to your generosity, the USO fulfills its mission of lifting the spirits of America’s troops and their families. Through the USO, you touch their lives through an extensive range of programs at more than 150 centers in 27 countries, and at hundreds of entertainment events each year. Thousands of USO volunteers do everything possible to provide a home away from home for our troops and to keep them connected to the families they left behind. The USO makes sure your help goes to those who need it the most: troops serving in combat, their families, our wounded warriors and their families, and families of the fallen. As a nonprofit, non-political organization, the USO is now, and always will be, about our troops. Wherever and whenever they go, the USO will be there, until every one comes home. Millions of times each year at thousands of locations around the world, the USO lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families.
A nonprofit, congressionally chartered, private organization, the USO relies on the generosity of individuals, organizations and corporations to support its activities. The USO is not part of the U.S. government, but is recognized by the Department of Defense, Congress and President of the United States, who serves as Honorary Chairman of the USO. The USO recognizes the sacrifices the troops and their families make for this country, and it is more important than ever that they are remembered and supported.
The USO offers a variety of programs and services to support the morale, welfare, social and entertainment needs of troops and their families free of charge: USO Wounded Warriors: The USO's $100,000,000 initiative to help those who sacrifice so much move from the battlefield to a full and productive future.
Operation USO Care Package: A package full of snacks, toiletries and entertainment brings a touch of home during deployment.
Mobile USO: This USO Center on wheels travels to the most remote bases and offers a comfortable place to relax and connect online with family and the local community.
Pro vs. GI Joe: Troops compete against professional athletes in head-to-head Internet video game competitions across the world.
USO in a Box: A shippable USO Center, sent anywhere in the world to support and entertain our troops.
Trevor Romain: The USO and Trevor Romain partnership builds morale amongst the children of active duty troops by hosting an array of programs.
USO Operation Phone Home: This program provides free phone cards to the troops in need of a familiar voice from home. United Through Reading®'s Military Program: Enables troops to record a DVD of themselves reading a book for their family to enjoy while they are facing physical separation.
USO2GO: Delivers the USO’s most popular services to troops in remote and restricted areas.
MEGS: Provide the troops with a portable, self-contained multimedia gaming system that is delivered anywhere in the world.
Sesame Street Workshop: Helps children between the ages of 2-6 cope with deployed family members.
Operation Speak Easy: Gives the troops the resources to lower the language barrier that currently exists in Afghanistan