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The USO provides programs, entertainment and services at more than 200 USO locations worldwide, including Afghanistan, Djibouti, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Italy, Japan, Iraq, South Korea and the United States.
In 2017, USO centers were visited more than 7 million times by service members and their families. USO centers provide a warm and comforting place where service members can connect to loved ones via Internet or phone, play a video game, catch a movie, have a snack or just put their feet up and relax.
Currently, the four USO centers in Afghanistan collectively average more than 25,000 visits a month while our two centers in Kuwait collectively average more than 39,500 visits monthly.
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Jul 18, 2019
50 Years after Apollo 11 Moon Landing, Army Doctor Takes 'Giant Leap' to Space
Fifty years after Neil Armstrong said, "One small leap for man, one giant leap for mankind," during the historic Apollo 11 moon landing, one U.S. Special Forces battalion surgeon will take the next giant leap into space.
Jul 17, 2019
During Deployments, Military Families Get a Night Off of Dinner Duty with USO Spangdahlem in Germany
Deployments can change everything in a military family's life. But research says the best thing military spouses can do to cope with partner’s absence is to reach out to military support organizations, like the USO, to help alleviate some of the small stressors in their life, like cooking dinner.
Jul 16, 2019
After Boot Camp, Hurricane Maria and Learning English, Puerto Rican Coast Guardsmen Builds a Career With the USCG
Seaman Rafael Omar Gomez Negron, a young, Spanish-speaking Coast Guardsmen from Puerto Rico, joined the military just before Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria devastated his island. From fearing the health of his family while enduring basic training to diligently learning English to advance his military career, this new Coastie, who now lives in Washington, D.C., is a determined member of the force.