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If the military is going back into Iraq, then so is the USO.
USO services hadn't been requested in the region since the 2011 drawdown. But that changed over the July 4th weekend when – with the help of troops there – the USO stood up an unstaffed location in Baghdad.
The facility was set up in a matter of days and features Internet connectivity, food and beverages, video games and a plethora of creative games and holiday supplies from USO2GO kits to keep troops there entertained.
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Dec 14, 2017
Prosthetists Provide Amputees a Helping Hand – and Foot – On Their Road to Recovery
More than 1,500 American troops have lost a limb since 2001, in Afghanistan or Iraq or other deployments around the world. Walter Reed — first at the old campus in Washington, D.C., and now at the new facility in Bethesda — is where they take their first steps toward a new reality.
Dec 13, 2017
Delivering a USO Care Package in 360°
What does it take to get a USO Care Package into the hands of deployed service members? The answer is a lot of time and a lot of hard work by USO volunteers and staff. Watch the video to follow a USO Care Package along its journey to troops overseas.
Dec 13, 2017
California Guard Aids Police in Helping Families Affected by Wildfires
Soldiers from the California Army National Guard’s 140th Chemical Company helped local police shuttle residents into the areas devastated by wildfires and helped to unload their precious belongings once they’d returned.