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 Through Reading to host its nationally recognized reading program at select USO centers worldwide. Whether service members are stationed at a forward operating base in Afghanistan or otherwise geographically separated, they can visit their participating USO center to read a story aloud to their child.
Story time is recorded on camera, and the USO mails the DVD and book home. Children can watch and listen to their parent at bedtime, naptime – or anytime. Families complete the circle by sending back a touch of home – a photo of the child watching the deployed mom or dad reading. In 2015, more than 14,000 recordings were mailed to military families worldwide.
To find out more information about participating in United Through Reading in one of our centers, please contact the location where you would like to use this program.
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!
Operation Phone Home®
Operation Phone Home is one of the most frequently requested services from our forward-deployed service members. At our centers located in …
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…
USO Pathfinder Program
The Transition Services Center for Innovation establishes programming and partnerships that offer individuals a unique pathway to the resou…