‘In Here, He Doesn’t Get the Looks. He Gets Hugs.’
USO North Carolina’s Jacksonville center makes one Marine Corps family with a child that has special needs feel at home, no matter what.
'You Make Friends for Life’
This is how story time at USO Fort Drum brings military families together.
'It’s Our Job.’
Here’s how the all-volunteer USO North Carolina RDU Honor Support Team cares for families of the fallen.
Super Bowl in the Desert
Most of the Marines didn’t seem to care who won the Super Bowl. After training all day in a place where they can barely get cellphone reception, they were just excited the game was actually on. See how the USO pulled it off.
Birthday Cake Surprises
Even though he was far from home, Marine Corps Pfc. Zachary Isom’s mom still surprised him on his birthday, thanks to USO North Carolina.
It’s a Burrito Ambush!
USO El Paso employees and volunteers fan out around Fort Bliss on select mornings to pass out hundreds of burritos to unsuspecting service members. Our USO Route 75 team tagged along to film it.
'Art Definitely - and Writing - Saves My Life.’
See how the art studio inside the USO Warrior and Family Center at Fort Belvoir is changing the lives of recovering service members.
'It Was Like Heaven.’
The words of World War II-era USO volunteer Vermell Jackson echo the sentiments of the photos and encased USO artifacts at the African American Military History Museum. The building that now houses the museum was once home to a unique USO wartime center.
After Grief, Gold Star Dad is Helping Others
Tom Dolphin lost his son at war. Today, he volunteers with USO Delaware to help other military families facing the same struggle.
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.
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Mar 20, 2017
Deployed Service Members ‘Break Free from Reality’ at USO Bagram's Paint and Sip Program
Before 2016, the last time Army Sgt. Derek Peterson picked up a paint brush was in high school – which, he admits, was quite a few years ago. “I would like to be [considered an artist],” Peterson said. “But I hadn’t done any real art since [then].” So, when Peterson heard about the USO Southwest Asia’s two new art programs – Paint and Sip and Art on Tap -- during a recent deployment to Kandahar, Afghanistan, he knew it was the perfect opportunity to get back to his creative roots