Tuesday, October 26, 2010

USO: Supporting Troops

The USO is a great organization. 

USO volunteer in New Jersey

We have had a lot of friends and family offer their thoughts and prayers for this endeavor and on some mail days it seems we swim in care packages.  We are grateful for that.  However, if one wanted to do something else for the troops, you could do a lot worse than donating to the USO.   From care packages in San Diego, to airport hospitality centers across the country, to lunch counter at McGuire AFB before bordering overseas flights, to entertainment and shows in Kuwait, to recreation and phone centers every place, the USO has been present on each step of this journey.

USO serving lunch to deploying troops headed to Middle East

Here is their web site: http://www.uso.org/

While I'm at it, I will also give a shout out to another organization that provides support for deployed troops.  The VFW sponsors free phone call days at the phone center here on the FOB which is a very nice gesture because keeping in touch with friends and family at home is the best sanity therapy around.

FOB Lagman Phone and Computer Center (aka "Skypeville")

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