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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.
More from the USO
Dec 13, 2019
Soldiers Stay Connected to Home While Deployed to Kuwait During the Holidays
This year, more than 4,000 U.S. National Guard Soldiers in the 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team are deployed in the Middle East. While they are focused on their mission, thoughts of home are common and soldiers reflect on their service and how they will spend this holiday season thousands of miles away.
Dec 12, 2019
A (Gingerbread) Home for the Holidays
For service members and military families who are separated by deployment, the holidays can be a challenging time. This year, the USO collaborated with Google Nest to help make Camp Pendleton a little more festive with a life-size gingerbread house and the ability to stay connected despite the distance.
Dec 11, 2019
10 Moments That Defined the National Guard
Established in Massachusetts in 1636, the force we now know as the National Guard sustained and protected the infant colonies and eventually helped bring an end to Britain’s colonial rule. Today, they can be found across the globe, providing muscle and resources in Afghanistan and rushing to the aid of their communities at home, just like their predecessors did.