WHAT we do

We provide an extensive range of programs for troops and their families at more than 150 centers in 27 countries, and at hundreds of entertainment events each year. Our activities include entertaining our troops around the world with the assistance of celebrities enabling troops deployed overseas to communicate easily with families and loved ones, providing comprehensive services and programs to serve the troops recovering from wounds resulting from their military service, and meeting the various needs of the families of those serving overseas and in the United States.

WHO we are

Founded nearly 70 years ago, the USO is a nonprofit, congressionally chartered, private organization that lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families millions of times each year at thousands of locations around the world. We are not part of the U.S. government but we are recognized by the Department of Defense and Congress; President Obama serves as our Honorary Chairman. We offer a variety of programs and services to support the morale, welfare, social and entertainment needs of troops and their families, free of charge. 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 to our troops.

WHY we do it

We recognize the sacrifices the troops and their families make for this country, and believe that it is more important than ever that they are supported and remembered. We owe tremendous gratitude to Americans who serve in uniform. Together, we can ensure this generation of warriors knows their sacrifice is recognized and appreciated. The USO...until every one comes home.

See more at: http://www.uso.org

Here's How My Celebration Can Help...

$40 provides a hand-held video game to a wounded warrior to keep them occupied while recuperating.
$150 supplies comfort kits for two wounded warriors living in a Warrior Transition Unit.
$500 supports a well equipped space for wounded warriors and their families to relax and feel at home.