Combat COVID-19: Mission Keep Them Strong

This article was last updated on April, 27, 2020

USOHRCV facility operations are temporarily suspended at airport and installation centers. These measures are being implemented to ensure the safety and health of military service members and families, USO staff, and 30,000 USO volunteers and to reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19 in the communities in which USO serves.

We will continue to support service members and their families safely through outreach and other types of program offerings as the situation evolves, while minimizing health risks.

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While we miss having service members and their families at our centers and events, your local USO has launched a number of ways that our military community can stay connected to our mission.

Mission Delivery

Military members and their families are facing unique challenges during this public health crisis. Many service members are in quarantine for weeks upon returning home from deployments, but the USO remains diligent in addressing their needs. We assemble weekly donations of hygiene kits, snacks, bottled water and games to boost morale and supplement their needs. Not only have many of these service members been away from their families for lengthy periods of time, but now upon returning, they are isolated in undisclosed locations from their families for even longer.

You can help us continue our mission by desiginating a gift towards COVID-19 relief efforts here.

Virtual Programs

We’ve launched a number of virtual programs to keep service members and their families connected while they’re staying home.

  • Little Patriots Kids Korner is a virtual program design to get kids crafting, creating, and cooking! During each segment, USOHRCV staff will guide a little Patriot through a craft, snack, or science experiment.

  • Pen Pal Program is a virtual program designed for military kids/families and service members to write letters to retirement and nursing homes in the local community.

  • Trivia Tuesday is a weekly game in which participants can put their knowledge to the test to be quizzed on different themes.

  • Mindful Moments Video Series focuses on guided meditations, yoga, and breathwork to minimize anxiety and stress, and increase energy and capacity for relaxation.

  • USOHRCV Activity Card Challenge keeps families connected by completing one square a day and posting it on Facebook with the tag #USOConnectsHRCV for a chance to win a prize

  • Coffee, Cake, & Camo Podcast is a weekly podcast that explores a different military topic each week, and gives you the latest on USOHRCV news!

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