By Sandi Moynihan and Eric Brandner

FORT HOOD, Texas—Anne Cosper always wanted to volunteer at the USO. So when her daughter, who currently serves in the U.S. Army, was reassigned to Fort Hood – only an hour drive from her Georgetown, Texas, home – she decided it was the perfect opportunity to get involved at the USO center on base.

“You just fall in love with it,” Anne said.

Eventually, Anne talked her husband Rick, an Army veteran, into becoming a volunteer as well.

“He didn’t need much convincing,” Anne said.

The Cospers have become two of USO Fort Hood’s most dedicated volunteers, making their USO service an integral part of their lives.

“They are the epitome of what a volunteer should be,” USO Fort Hood Center Director Isabel Hubbard said.

From working weekly shifts to counseling transitioning service members at the new USO RP/6 center on-base, the Cospers have done nearly every volunteer job available at USO Fort Hood.

“We’re not here for the thanks. We’re here for the soldiers,” Rick Cosper said.

You can send a message of support and thanks directly to service members via the USO’s Campaign to Connect. Your messages will appear on screens at USO locations around the world.