Our service men and women around the world never take a day off, and neither do we! There are a variety of picnics and parades taking place at USO Centers, and our dedicated staff and volunteers will be there. As a special Labor Day treat, we’re bringing you the best in USO photography from around the world. Enjoy this special holiday installment of our photo essays!
(P.S. – if you know any of the photographers of images that don’t credit one, please let us know!)
[caption id=“attachment_3948” align=“aligncenter” width=“500” caption=“The USO Warrior Center enjoyed a surprise visit from Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Sept. 4, 2010. Note the copy of On Patrol magazine on the table in the background! (DoD Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley/Released)”][/caption]
[caption id=“attachment_3927” align=“aligncenter” width=“500” caption=“No, it's not a cell phone commercial, it's just golfers at the 19th Annual USO Golf Tournament in Stuttgart. Held at Korwestheim Golf Course, the tournament serves as fun cultural event to bring together USO Stuttgart's American and German friends! (Photo courtesy of USO-Stuttgart's Facebook page)”][/caption]
[caption id=“attachment_3926” align=“aligncenter” width=“500” caption=“The USO Puget Sound Area Gala 2010 is scheduled for Friday, October 1st at the Museum of Flight, where this picture was recently snapped. For more information on the event - or to purchase tickets - contact Gala Chair Nancy Strom, email@example.com. (Photo courtesy of USO Puget Sound Facebook page)”][/caption]
[caption id=“attachment_3925” align=“aligncenter” width=“500” caption=“USO of Indiana - in coordination with the University Relations Division of the University of Notre Dame - encouraged staff and their families to create their own personalized thank you message for the troops, which will be taken to the USO center at Camp Atterbury, as well to the USO Airport Center in Indianapolis. (Photo courtesy of USO of Indiana's Facebook page)”][/caption]
[caption id=“attachment_3924” align=“aligncenter” width=“500” caption=“A dark and stormy day at USO Fort Riley! Luckily the storm steered clear of the center, but we couldn't resist this picture! (Photo courtesy of USO Fort Riley Facebook page)”][/caption]
[caption id=“attachment_3923” align=“aligncenter” width=“500” caption=“You know that the new USO Center at Kandahar is just about ready to open when the theater gets furniture! This center has been months and months in the making and we can't wait for it to open. (Photo courtesy of USO Kandahar Facebook page)”][/caption]
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In light of the deep impact the 1983 Beirut bombing had on the Jacksonville community over the years, the USO center, with help from Lowe’s Home Improvement, created a special room in its center to honor the victims, survivors and family members affected by the bombing. The space – known as the “Beirut Room” by center staff and volunteers – features a granite wall monument, stained glass angels and several other photos and mementos memorializing those killed in the bombing.
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USO Opens Wellness Focused Center on Joint Base San Antonio
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