The USO (United Services Organizations)


What It’s About:

(From the official website): The USO is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the troops by providing morale, welfare and recreation-type services to our men and women in uniform. The original intent of Congress — and enduring style of USO delivery — is to represent the American people by extending a touch of home to the military. The USO currently operates more than 130 centers worldwide, including ten mobile canteens located in the continental United States and overseas. Overseas centers are located in Germany, Italy, the United Arab Emirates, Japan, Qatar, Korea, Afghanistan, Guam, and Kuwait. Service members and their families visit USO centers more than 5.3 million times each year. The USO is the way the American public supports the troops.

How Henry Helps:

Henry give 4 weeks or more each year to travelling on behalf of the USO.   So far he’s done at least 8 tours, including visits to bases in Kuwait, Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan (twice), Egypt, Turkey, Qatar, Honduras, Japan, Korea and the United Arab Emirates.   Henry is proof positive that it’s possible to support the troops 110%, while still disagreeing with the political decisions of the current administration. 

To Find Out More:

Visit the USO Official Website
Read an indepth article from The New York Times

Explore posts in the same categories: The War in Iraq, US Military Home/Abroad

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