USO Outreach Programs

Care Package Program:

The USO Care Package Program is designed to provide service members with care packages. One of the care packages is a snack pack. The Snack Pack contains a mixture of healthy treats, drink mixes and a collapsible water bottle, and the other care package is a toiletry pack. These are assembled at our headquarters and sent to the centers directly to distribute. Requests are made through USO Northwest Florida.

USO Holiday care package:

This program is designed to bring holiday cheer to Service Members who re not able to be with their loved ones during the holiday. A big box of holiday decorations is sent to remote areas so that service members can still feel that little touch of home no matter how far away they may be.

Bob Hope Legacy Reading Program:

In the spirit of Bob Hope and his dedication for bringing military families together, the Bob Hope Legacy Reading Program is largely driven by virtual, on-demand story time offerings that will help the USO extend its reach and connect military families around the globe through reading.

USO2GO:

This program is designed to help more directly support those AORs where USO personnel cannot currently reach to provide the best programs the USO has to offer; including Xbox gaming consoles, portable DVD players, board games, snacks and beverages, recreational equipment, and other entertainment items.

Special Delivery Baby Shower:

Free interactive baby shower for expectant military moms. This event is hosted by bestselling author, Heidi Murkoff, author of the best-selling book series, “What to Expect”. Lots of games, activities, lunch and prizes provided.

Family Activity Pack (USO FAB):

This program is offered through USO centers that affords families a customized and connective family experience. This program offers families innovative and refreshing ways to maintain connections with each other by creating projects from products and resources within the customized box just for them. This is particularly effective for families who have been recently reunited after a deployment.

USO EmPaCt:

Encouraging. Playful. Connection. The USO is embedding youth skills development within playful family connection activities designed to engage the entire family. The program is flipping family dynamics and EMPOWERING military youth to lead the outcome of their family’s experience. This program is an event-based program provided by USO centers.

Operation Phone Home:

Provides service members with pre-paid ATT calling cards to stay in touch with their loved ones. Available in the centers or in bulk for deploying commands.

Military Spouse Programming:

The USO has supported military spouses for many years and we have two active programs; Military Spouse Networking and Coffee Connections. These events empower military spouses by connecting them to their social, professional, and community networks. Both programs are initiated by USO Northwest Florida and are offered in all areas, even if a center is not present.

Stronger Families Oxygen Seminars:

Stronger Families Oxygen Seminars deliver relationship building to both general active duty and wounded ill and injured service member couples. Focus is on communication and identifying ways to more effectively interact and appreciate one another.

Transition Support:

USO Pathfinder Program: Supports service members and military spouses as they transition from the military into their future communities.