United Service Organization (USO)The USO is chartered by the Congress as a non-profit charitable corporation, it is not a part of the United States Government. It is endorsed by the President of the United States and the Department of Defense. Each President has been the Honorary Chairman of the USO since its inception.
The USO mission is to provide morale, welfare and recreation-type services to uniformed military Personnel. The original intent of Congress—and enduring style of USO delivery—is to represent the American people by extending a "Touch of Home" to their military members. Thus, although some USO programs/services are similar to those provided by other agencies, the hallmark of the USO has been and will continue to be HOW--as much as WHAT--services are provided.
The USO currently operates 118 centers, including 5 mobile canteens around the world. Overseas centers located in Germany, Italy, France, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Iceland, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Okinawa, Korea, and the Virgin Islands. 33 independent affiliated USO corporations are located throughout the United States. An average of over 5,000,000 patrons are served annually.
For more information, or to contact United Service Organization (USO), see their website at: www.uso.org
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