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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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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.
Jul 15, 2019
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The 1st Armored Division is the Army’s sole armored division, organized at Fort Knox, Kentucky on July 15, 1940. The unit, based near El Paso, fought on the battlefields of North Africa and Italy during World War II and even hosted Ozzy Osbourne as part of 2002 USO tour to South Korea.
Jul 12, 2019
Boot Camp, Deployments and Homecomings: How One Navy Family Leaned on the USO Every Step of the Way
From boot camp to PCS moves, deployments to homecomings, Jennifer Ohrvall, a Navy spouse and mom living at Great Lakes Naval Station, Illinois has seen it all. So what's her secret weapon to taking all the ups and downs of military life in stride? The USO.