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As of 1800 on Thursday, USO Sharana is operational! For the last week volunteers have been pouring in to build walls and more in order to make sure doors were open by then. In addition, three 42’’ and two 21’’ TVs, as well as tables and chairs, were donated. To kickoff, USO staff and volunteers held a karaoke event. Here are a few pictures to show the center’s progression…
[caption id=“attachment_4445” align=“aligncenter” width=“500” caption=“The Segovia private telephone network will be installed soon. In the meantime, troops enjoy the gaming system and big screen television.”][/caption] [caption id=“attachment_4446” align=“aligncenter” width=“500” caption=“Opening day kicked off with some karaoke and Halloween decor.”][/caption]
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Nov 16, 2016
‘You Just Feel at Peace’: How USO North Carolina - Jacksonville’s Beirut Room Serves as a Space for Reflection and Healing
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.
Nov 16, 2016
USO Opens Wellness Focused Center on Joint Base San Antonio
After 75 years of welcoming service members home, the USO received a homecoming of its own. After a grand opening ceremony on Nov. 10, USO San Antonio staff and volunteers officially welcomed guests into the new, state-of-the-art USO San Antonio center on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston.