Saturday, February 4, 2017
The Salvation Army, The YMCA, The YWCA, The National Catholic Community service, The National Travelers Aid Association, and the National Jewish Welfare Board are all under the roof of the USO.
In 1947 Harry S. Truman closed the USO and honorably discharged it from service. When the Korean War began it was reactivated in 1951 The USO offers entertainment to the troops at war. Bob Hope was one of those entertainers. USO centers act as troops home away from home. Many major airports have centers where troops can get information and help with ironing out travel snafus.
Care packages, international phone cards and more help that troops need to feel more connected to home from faraway stations are all things that the USO does to strive to help soldiers. The USO intends to continue its mission til every one comes home