Canine Comfort Crew
USOHRCV Canine Comfort Crew
The Therapy Dogs of the USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia A wagging tail, an enthusiastic bark, a napping buddy, a furry whirlwind of affection. These are just a few examples of what our beloved therapy dogs bring to our service members in our local USO centers. It would be an understatement to say that these incredible pups are beneficial to troops and families. When a service member has had a long hard day navigating the stresses of military service, they know they can come into our centers and find that missing piece of their home lives. Perhaps they are far away from their own dogs, or maybe they have fond memories of a pet growing up, or perhaps they simply find comfort in the blissful face of man’s (and woman’s) best friend. Either way, these remarkable dogs are just the ticket to release the pressures of military life.
Therapy dogs are known to lower blood pressure, reduce stress, and even release oxytocin. Our nation’s service members are responsible for the safety and security of our country, and with that comes an enormous amount of strain. They are often far from their homes or deployed for long periods of time - remote from family and friends. Bringing a slice of home to the men and women wearing the cloth of our nation is what the USO does best; and our four-legged team helps further our vital mission. Come what may, the USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia will always be there with a helping hand, a listening ear, and a carefree canine to make a service members day just a little bit easier.
Adopt A Service Person
We are so happy that we have been able to provide our annual Adopt A Service Program to our local service members for over 30 years now! Th…
Deployment & Homecoming Support
When service members travel to a deployed location or return for a sweet homecoming, the USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia is there…
Whether it’s Storytime, holiday support or a greeting at the gate when our troops come home from deployment, the USO of Hampton Roads and C…
Who couldn’t use a little pick me up, even on the best day? The USO realizes this and understands that what makes one person calm and relax…
With plenty of entertainment options throughout the year, make sure to check with one of our 11 USOHRCV Centers the next time someone says,…
So it’s happened again. You’re the new kid on the block. Sounds like you could use a helping hand and a friendly ear. We’ve got both!
The Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families
The Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families made its debut in July 2008 and is the longest running entertainment tour in USO his…
United Through Reading® Program
One of the most powerful things we do is connect separated parents with their children back home. In 2006, the USO partnered with United Th…