What We Do
The USO recognizes all that our troops and their families do to protect the freedoms we, as Americans, enjoy daily. It is more important than ever that they are remembered and supported. Because our military reflects the diversity of our nation, the USO offers a variety of programs and services designed specifically to lift spirits and strengthen resiliency. As a private, congressionally chartered nonprofit, the USO
relies primarily on the generosity of individuals, organizations and corporations to support its activities.
For Transitioning Troops
The USO helps to build fulfilling lives for our troops as they transition from their service. Our partnerships with best-in-class organizations like Hire Heroes USA, Wyakin Warrior Foundation, Project Sanctuary and Stronger Families allows the USO to help our troops with the resources they need.
Learn more about our programs for Transitioning Troops.
"Perfect! Such an amazing experience! We were able to enjoy each other and build a much needed bond that we have been challenged with doing. We needed this."
– Project Sanctuary retreat participant
Felt "Very Satisfied" with their experience at Project Sanctuary retreats.
For Deployed Troops
Our troops look to the USO for comfort, relaxation, entertainment and a connection to loved ones back home and our programs deliver.
Learn more about our programs for Deployed Troops.
"The USO2GO program made such a tremendous impact on my platoon and boosted their morale."
– Army 1st Lt. Ben Lyman
Rated USO2GO as a very valuable program as a quality of life enhancement.
For Military Families
Troops can find peace of mind through USO programs dedicated to the welfare and happiness of their loved ones.
Learn more about our programs for Military Families.
"My daughter came home happy. We've been going through some bumps lately and her experience seemed to give her a more positive outlook on life."
– Armed Services YMCA Camp attendee parent
The number survey respondents who "agreed" that "With You All the Way" provided students with resiliency skills.
For Wounded, Ill and Injured
The USO is dedicated to helping in the rehabilitation and reintegration of our troops as they and their families navigate the road to recovery. The USO's newest Warrior and Family Care Centers provide the ultimate rest and relaxation areas for our wounded, along with their families and caregivers, while they recover.
Learn more about our programs for Wounded, Ill and Injured Troops
"Thank you so much ... I needed this"
– game on Nation participant
Number of participants surveyed who would recommend game on training to a friend or colleague.
For Families of the Fallen
When a serviceman or woman gives the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country, the USO is there by the side of military families. Through our partnership with TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors) and our tremendous network of volunteers and staff, the USO is able to guide families through difficult times.
Learn more about our programs for Families of the Fallen.
"I do a lot to support my mom and dad and my sister in their grief, but I also need that support for myself."
– London Bell, sister of fallen Marine Staff Sgt. Vincent J. Bell
Number of participants surveyed who feel the USO shows my country supports me.