Our Work: Connecting through reading.
When a service member stationed in the deserts of Kuwait misses the birth of his child, the USO is there to provide that powerful connection back home. Through the Bob Hope Legacy Reading Program, that service member is able to read his newborn daughter a bed-time story from halfway around the globe. Our partnership with the Bob Hope Legacy allows the USO to extend its program reach locally, nationally and globally. Together we will help connect more than an estimated 23,000 military families through reading in 2017.Learn More - Bob Hope Legacy Reading Program
Feb 4, 2016
Bob Hope: The USO’s One-Man Morale Machine
For nearly 50 years - from World War II through Vietnam to the Gulf War - The legendary comedian traveled the world, visiting remote outposts and isolated battleships to put on USO shows. It was a collaboration that forever linked the names “Bob Hope” and “the USO,” giving both a new visibility, respect and recognition.
Video: 'He Just Adored Them'
Miranda Hope, vice president of the Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation, took some time with the USO to talk about her grandfather’s special relationship with our men and women in uniform.