What the USO is Doing in Response to Coronavirus

The USO remains in close alignment with military commands and goes where no other nonprofit can go to support the emergent needs of our Armed Forces. With the scale and reach of the USO, we are able to mobilize and help service members and military families being impacted by the coronavirus outbreak – at home and abroad globally and virtually. The USO has pivoted resources across the entire global enterprise in an approach that helps care for military members and their families.

The USO in Action

September 1, 2020: Download Combat COVID Relief Efforts July 2020 (11.6 MB, application/pdf)

August 25, 2020: Building a Virtual Path to Connection at USO Sigonella

August 18, 2020: USO ‘Rucksacks to Backpacks’ Program Supports Military Children Returning to School During COVID-19

August 10, 2020: Volunteerism in a Time of COVID-19: How This USO Volunteer Used Her Fitness Passion to Give Back

August 5, 2020: From COVID-19 Testing Sites to Food Banks, National Guard Members Continue the Mission

July 31, 2020: How the USO is Supporting Navy Sailors Stuck at Sea During COVID-19

July 28, 2020: Making a (Digital) Military to Civilian Transition: How Service Members Look to USO Pathfinder® for Help

July 27, 2020: U.S. Marines Donate COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma in Fight Against Novel Coronavirus

July 22, 2020: Once an Olympic Bobsled Hopeful, Capt. Kristi Coplin Finds Victory in Army Nursing

July 17, 2020: Charlize Theron and Kiki Layne Discuss New Film and Realities of Military Life with Service Members

July 17, 2020: Bilingual National Guard Members Use Language Skills to Boost COVID-19 Efforts at Ohio Food Bank

July 10, 2020: From Code Talkers to COVID Talkers: Arizona Guard Soldiers Carry on Navajo Military Legacy

July 9, 2020: Troops Stay Cool in Middle East Summer with the USO, Despite COVID-19 Closures

July 8, 2020: Art Programs Keep Military Connected Through COVID-19 Social Distancing

July 6, 2020: Even During a Global Pandemic, the National Guard is Ready for Hurricane Season, 2020

July 1, 2020: Why One Navy Veteran, Military Mom and USO Rota Volunteer Answered the Call to Serve

June 26, 2020: Guam National Guard Mother and Son Serve Together in the Fight Against COVID-19

June 25, 2020: Military Communities Fight Isolation of COVID-19 with USO Gardening Club in South Korea

June 24, 2020: 9/11, Hurricane Sandy and COVID-19: A National Guardsman’s Story

June 18, 2020: Service Member on Extended Deployment Due to COVID-19 Still Gets to See Birth of His Son, Thanks to the USO

June 16, 2020: 7 Things You Didn’t Know about the Navy Hospital Corps

June 15, 2020: 'Bagram’s Got Talent’ Tradition Carries on Despite COVID-19 Restrictions

June 10, 2020: Military Overseas Connect with Other Cultures Through Food and the USO, Despite COVID-19 Lockdown

June 10, 2020: Words from an Air Force Reserve Nurse Returning Home from the COVID-19 Frontlines

June 9, 2020: After Their COVID-19 Mission is Complete, Quarantining National Guard Members Get a Boost from the USO

June 8, 2020: How One Deployed Service Member Made the Best of Missing Her Wedding Day with the Help From the USO

June 4, 2020: What Reopening Looks Like at USO Centers in Europe After Months of COVID-19 Lockdown

June 3, 2020: With COVID-19 Indoor Closures, Service Members in the Middle East Head to USO’s Outdoor Spaces

May 29, 2020: Military High School Seniors Celebrate Graduation Despite COVID-19 with the Help of the USO

May 28, 2020: USS Theodore Roosevelt Sailors Say Thank You to the USO With More Than Just Words

May 28, 2020: Military Families in COVID-19 Lockdown Find Connections Via USO Naples’ Virtual 'Field Trips’

May 21, 2020: Service Members and Military Families Find Drive-Thru Support at the USO

May 21, 2020: 10 Socially-Distanced Ways to Honor the Fallen on Memorial Day Weekend 2020

May 21, 2020: A Combat Veteran’s Advice on How to Remember the True Meaning of Memorial Day

May 20, 2020: Florida National Guardsmen Adminisering COVID-19 Tests Enjoy a 'No Dough’ Lunch on the USO

May 19, 2020: Troops in Iraq Use Bob Hope Legacy Reading Room on Wheels to Stay Connected to Family

May 14, 2020: In Poland, Deployed Army Unit Builds an Oasis With the Help of USO2GO Kits

May 14, 2020: In Honor of Armed Forces Day, Here Is How Each Military Branch Is Operating During COVID-19

May 14, 2020: Puppies Bring Stress Relief to National Guardsmen Fighting COVID-19

May 13, 2020: New York National Guard Doctor Wears Many Hats as N.Y.C. Emergency Room Doctor and Flight Surgeon

May 12, 2020: One Hospital Corpsman’s Path to Navy Medicine and Serving During the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 12, 2020: This Army Nurse Remains Committed to Fighting COVID-19, Despite the Sacrifices

May 11, 2020: 8 Facts to Know About the Navy Nurse Corps

May 11, 2020: An Air National Guard Nurse Tackles the Challenges of Serving on the Front Lines of COVID-19

May 11, 2020: Troops Returning Home from Deployment to Quarantines Find Support in the USO

May 11, 2020: From Revealing His Favorite Color to Encouraging Parents During COVID-19, Eli Manning Thanks Military Members on Virtual USO Tour

May 10, 2020: A Navy Nurse Reflects on a Career of Service During National Nurses Week

May 8, 2020: During a Whirlwind of Change, Singer-Songwriter Ciara Gives Expecting Military Parents on Ft. Hood a Reason to Smile

May 8, 2020: On Mother’s Day, Remember that Military Moms Serve Too

May 7, 2020: Craig Robinson Delivers Laughter and Levity to Deployed Troops on Virtual USO Tour

May 7, 2020: In Honor of Military Spouse Appreciation Day, Learn How One Navy Wife Stays Resilient During a Deployment Amidst COVID-19

May 6, 220: A Single Military Mom’s Perspective of COVID-19

May 4, 2020: When USS Theodore Roosevelt Sailors Were in Need, the USO Was There to Support

May 4, 2020: How Your Giving Tuesday Now Donation Could Support Troops During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 30, 2020: The U.S. Military’s COVID-19 Response Continues a Long History of Aiding Civilians

April 29, 2020: The U.S. Army’s Long History of Combating Diseases

April 28, 2020: A New Normal: Service Academies Cope With COVID-19

April 27, 2020: Service Members Connect with Celebrities Through Virtual USO Tours Despite COVID-19 Pandemic

April 23, 2020: COVID-19, an Extended Deployment and Ruined Birthday Plans: How One Couple Still Celebrated with a Facebook Birthday Fundraiser

April 22, 2020: Celebrating Our USO Volunteers During National Volunteer Week 2020

April 21, 2020: USO Volunteers Provide Support and Comfort to Fort Drum Soldiers and Military Families

April 20, 2020: 'Bigger Than This Virus’: How One Airman is 3D Printing to Help in the COVID-19 Fight

April 17, 2020: Military Families Come Together to Bake Cookies with Martha Stewart During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 17, 2020: Iliza Shlesinger Brings Virtual Laughter to Troops Around the World

April 17, 2020: USNS Comfort Sailors and Marines Can Rely on USO for a Touch of Home with the Help of Jeep®

April 15, 2020: 25,000 'Soldiers for Life’ Respond to Nation’s Call

April 14, 2020: How The Chainsmokers are Boosting Morale for Troops Deployed to the Middle East

April 13, 2020: Cartoonists and the USO Come Together to Support Military Children Through Art

April 10, 2020: ‘SEAL Team’ Actor David Boreanaz Chats with Deployed Service Members in Iraq on Virtual USO Tour

April 8, 2020: Coronavirus Can’t Hold These WWII Vets Down

April 7, 2020: Why the National Guard is One of the Country’s Best Weapons in the Fight Against COVID-19

April 3, 2020: 5 Ways Your Donor Dollars Are at Work Supporting the Military During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 2, 2020: A Military Spouse’s Guide to Staying Resilient During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 1, 2020: In a Time of COVID-19 Social Distancing, USO Alaska Helps Service Members Find the ‘Golden Lining

March 26, 2020: 38 Free, Fun and Educational Things for Military Kids To Do at Home During COVID-19 Quarantines

March 23, 2020: Amidst COVID-19 Quarantines, Troops and Military Medical Professionals Can Rely on the USO

March 20, 2020: Military Communities Stay Connected with USO Digital Cooking Classes and Remote Food Programs During COVID-19 Pandemic

March 19, 2020: As Military Families Head Online During COVID-19 Quarantines, So Does USO Programming Around the World

March 12, 2020: Here’s How COVID-19 is Impacting U.S. Service Members and Their Families Around the World

March 13, 2020: 5 Ways the USO is Still Supporting Service Members During the Coronavirus Pandemic

March 12, 2020: How is the U.S. Military Equipped to Fight Diseases Like Coronavirus?


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Last updated: 3/25/2020

Please check this page often for status updates on USO facility operations.

Due to COVID-19, operations at many USO facilities are impacted, including the suspension of operations at all US airport locations. During this time, USO continues to respond to support requests and to deliver virtual programming. Please check center specific operating hours and program offerings in your area and the mobile app to see what is available in your location. We remain committed to responsibly supporting our service members and their families across the United States and overseas.

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