May 26, 2011
|USO-Metro President Awarded Distinguished Public Service Award by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff|
Elaine Rogers, President & CEO of USO of Metropolitan Washington, today was presented the Distinguished Public Service Award by Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at the Pentagon. This is the highest award that can be given to a civilian by the Chairman of the Joint C...
April 21, 2011
|Operation USO Care Package Hosted Third Annual Children’s Care Package Stuffing Event|
Today nearly 100 children of deployed, active duty or retired service members, ages 5 through 12, gathered at the USO warehouse at Fort Belvoir, VA to stuff USO care packages for service members overseas. The event was hosted in celebration of the Month of the Military Child, by the USO of Metrop...
April 20, 2011
|2011 C. Haskell Small Award for Volunteerism Presented to Sergeant First Class Latrish Thomas|
April 13, 2011
|USO-Metro Honors Military Families, USO Volunteers at Annual Awards Dinner|
Special guests at the star-studded event included actor Gary Sinise, Grammy nominated country music star Joe Nichols, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen, Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan, Redskins Hall of Famer John Riggins, Super Bowl champion Michael Strahan, National Gua...
March 04, 2011
|Giant Food and USO-Metro Team Up to Support Military Families|
Giant Food of Landover, Md. today announced during a briefing at the Tivoli Giant that Giant and the USO of Metropolitan Washington will work together to support military families across the region. During the month of March, Giant will host an in-store giving campaign, accepting both monetary an...
March 03, 2011
|USO of Metropolitan Washington and Prudential Support Wounded Warriors|
Prudential's Group Insurance business and Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services have joined forces to help the USO of Metropolitan Washington to support wounded warriors in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. Prudential's commitment of $75,000 enabled USO-Metro to purchase an ext...
February 04, 2011
|USO of Metropolitan Washington Celebrates 70th Birthday|
The USO of Metropolitan Washington (USO-Metro) celebrates its 70th birthday today with a dozen parties at nine area USO Centers, Walter Reed and Bethesda military hospitals and on the road in Quantico, VA with its Mobile USO.
January 03, 2011
|The Creig Northrop Team of Long & Foster Real Estate Scores with Maryland Basketball and the USO of Metropolitan Washington|
The Creig Northrop Team of Long & Foster Real Estate is turning to sports marketing not only to support University of Maryland Athletics but also to help the military and their families through the USO of Metropolitan Washington. The Team has launched its sponsorship of the Hoops for Heroes p...
December 20, 2010
|USO-Metro Provides Christmas Gifts To 1,200 Military Kids With Help From Area Companies|
Through its "Adopt a Military Child" program, the USO of Metropolitan Washington paid special tribute to military children and families this holiday season. With help from area companies USO-Metro distributed gifts for 1,200 military children to active duty moms and dads on Wednesday, December 15...
December 07, 2010
|BAE Systems And USO-Metro Donate Christmas Trees And Warm Clothing To 100 Local Military Families|
Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, VA - BAE Systems and its employees donated Christmas trees and trimmings as well as warm clothing to 100 military families from area bases through the USO of Metropolitan Washington on Sunday, December 5th at the Smokey Glen Farm in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
December 04, 2010
|Health Net Federal Services And The USO Of Metropolitan Washington Team Up For Annual Celebration Of Children|
Holiday Party Honors Children of Currently Deployed Service Members
Health Net Federal Services, LLC, part of the Government Contracts segment of Health Net, Inc. (NYSE:HNT), recently announced its annual Celebration of Children to be hosted in conjunction with United Service Organization...
September 15, 2010
|Southland Industries’ Mid-Atlantic Division Golf Tournament Raises $60,000 for Charity|
The Mid-Atlantic Division of Southland Industries, one of the nation's largest mechanical design-build engineering and construction firms, recently hosted its 2nd Annual Tee Off for Charity golf tournament. The tournament was held at Evergreen Country Club in Haymarket, Virginia and donations wer...
September 08, 2010
|USO at Joint Base Myer – Henderson Hall Opens|
JBM-HH, VA - The USO of Metropolitan Washington (USO-Metro) today opened its newly renovated USO Honor Guard Lounge at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. Since opening its doors in 1979, USO-Metro has served nearly 300,000 service members and their families in the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall...
August 25, 2010
|USO of Metropolitan Washington Launches Smiles Over Miles Program|
The USO of Metropolitan Washington today joined the Smiles Over Miles mission to reunite military with family and friends across any distance. The Smiles Over Miles program enables service members to send and receive messages via secure video, voicemail o...
July 29, 2010
|USO Opens New Center at Dahlgren|
The military community of Naval Support Facility Dahlgren celebrated the opening of a new USO Center here today, which installation commanding officer Capt. Catie Hanft welcomed as "a unique place for our service members and their families at Dahlgren to call a 'home away from home'."
July 08, 2010
|Microsoft and the USO of Metropolitan Washington Host ‘A Salute to Our Troops’ Event at Nationals Park|
Wounded Warriors will be Treated to a Washington Nationals Game and 5,000 ‘Back-to-School' Backpacks will be Stuffed for Children of Military Families
June 30, 2010
|Nationals Team up with the USO of Metropolitan Washington To Launch “Me & A Friend” Program on the 4th of July|
The Washington Nationals and the USO of Metropolitan Washington have teamed up to give military kids the opportunity to enjoy a baseball game with their friends through the "Me and a Friend" program, which formally kicks off on July 4 when the Nationals host the New York Mets in Washington, D.C.,...
June 08, 2010
|ESPN Zone and Pro vs. GI Joe Welcome Washington Redskins for Guitar Hero® 5 Competition Against Local Wounded Warriors and Gamers|
WHAT: ESPN Zone invites local gamers to compete in a contest of Activision Publishing Inc.'s Guitar Hero® 5 against their peers. Teams of four will go head to head, and once a champion is declared, the winning team will battle against Washington Redskins players. The win...
May 25, 2010
|Capitals Give Back to USO-Metro through Courage Caps Check Presentation|
Washington Capitals forwards Mike Knuble and Brendan Morrison presented the USO of Metropolitan Washington with a check in the amount of $38,109.27 from the money the team raised through Courage Caps, presented by Microsoft, on Tuesday, May 25, at Kettler Capitals Iceplex.
May 22, 2010
|Hundreds of Military Families Attend USO-Metro’s “Deployed Family Fun Day”|
Hundreds of military families with deployed loved ones, representing all branches of service, had an opportunity this Saturday to join together as a community and enjoy an afternoon filled with fun activities, put on by the USO of Metropolitan Washington (USO-Metro). A great start to a great day,...
May 12, 2010
|The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille begins fundraising efforts benefiting the USO of Metropolitan Washington|
The Greene Turtle, a Maryland-based sports bar & grille, began a fundraising campaign earlier this month benefitting the USO of Metropolitan Washington (USO-Metro). Throughout the campaign, lasting through June, the company will donate proceeds from several fundraising efforts to the non-prof...
May 10, 2010
|WMZQ’s Boxer Salutes Our Troops All Week!|
WMZQ's Boxer in the morning today kicked off a weeklong promotion to salute our local troops during Military Appreciation Week.
April 15, 2010
|USO-Metro Honors Military Heroes, USO Volunteers at Annual Awards Dinner|
The USO of Metropolitan Washington (USO-Metro) hosted its 28th Annual Awards Dinner last night at the Ritz-Carlton in Pentagon City. The evening was devoted to honoring outstanding individuals from each branch of service, as well as the exceptional people who support our nation's servi...
March 06, 2010
|Salute to the Troops! “Military Family Appreciation Day” At the Big Apple Circus|
Hundreds of uniformed U.S. military members and their families will fill the Big Top at "Military Family Appreciation Day" on Saturday, March 6, at the 4:30 PM performance of the Big Apple Circus - Bello is Back! With the support of JP Morgan Chase, Big Apple Circus has partnered with the USO-Met...
March 01, 2010
|USO Lounge At Joint Base Andrews Airport Opens|
The USO of Metropolitan Washington (USO-Metro) today opened its newly renovated USO Lounge at Joint Base Andrews. USO-Metro operates four locations in local airports to assist military travelers. USO Lounges are also located at Reagan National Airport, Baltimore/Washington International Air...
February 24, 2010
|USO & Dr. Jill Biden Launch Military Family Care Package Program|
Congressional Leadership Joins Nonprofit and National Guard to Support Loved Ones of Deployed Troops
Twitter Pitch: Dr. Biden joins @the_USO for first Military Family Care Package stuffing party!
February 17, 2010
|USO-Metro and Two Top Adaptive Partner on Wounded Warrior Program|
Fort Myer, VA - The USO of Metropolitan Washington (USO-Metro) and Two Top Mountain Adaptive Sports Foundation today announce a partnership to bring wounded warriors from area military hospitals to Whitetail Resort for adaptive ski and snowboarding excursions. Six trips have been planned for the ...
January 29, 2010
|Trace Adkins Tells WMZQ About USO-Metro’s Celebrity Handshake Tours|
Today WMZQ's morning show host Boxer interviewed Trace Adkins about his work with the USO of Metropolitan Washington's (USO-Metro) celebrity handshake tours at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the National Naval Medical Center at Bethesda.
December 08, 2009
|BAE Systems and USO-Metro Donate 100 Christmas Trees To Local Military Families|
BAE Systems and its employees donated Christmas trees and trimmings to 100 military families from area bases through the USO of Metropolitan Washington on Sunday, December 6th at the Smokey Glen Farm in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
December 01, 2009
|Rogue Threat Book Release Party to Benefit Wounded Warriors|
Arlington, VA - Retired Brigadier General Anthony J. Tata, United States Army, will host a book release party and will sign copies of his new book Rogue Threat. This is the second book in Tata's critically acclaimed "Threat Series" fiction novels featuring the Ga...
November 19, 2009
|BAE Systems and USO Celebrate 15th Year of Bikes for Tikes Partnership|
RESTON, Virginia — BAE Systems employees celebrated the 15th anniversary of the company’s Bikes for Tikes program with the United Services Organizations. Beginning with a single BAE Systems employee in San Diego donat...
November 16, 2009
|USO-Metro Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the USO Lounge at BWI Airport and Salutes Veterans and Military Families|
Baltimore, MD - The USO of Metropolitan Washington (USO-Metro) today celebrated the 10th anniversary of the USO lounge at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport. The day also marked the 6th annual Salute to Veterans and Families, hosted in partnership with BWI Airport.
November 06, 2009
|Support Military Families in Need This Thanksgiving|
Fort Belvoir, VA - The USO of Metropolitan Washington (USO-Metro) is experiencing an unprecedented number of requests for Thanksgiving food baskets from military families in need. USO-Metro has already received 300 requests for Thanksgiving baskets. Thro...
November 05, 2009
|Lansdowne Resort’s Sounds of Summer Concert Series Raises $5,000 for USO-Metro|
Lansdowne, VA - Lansdowne Resort presented a check for $5,000 to USO of Metropolitan Washington to support USO-Metro's programs and services for troops and their families. Lansdowne hosted the Sounds of Summer concert series that benefited USO-Metro through both guest donations and ticket sales.<...
November 02, 2009
|Lockheed Martin Employees Donate $7,000 in Holiday Gift Cards to Wounded Warriors Through USO-Metro|
Bethesda, MD - Employees at the Lockheed Martin corporate headquarters presented the USO of Metropolitan Washington (USO-Metro) with $7,000 worth of gift cards for troops and their families who are recovering at the National Naval Medical Center and Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The gift cards...
October 29, 2009
|USO-Metro Recognizes The Boeing Company for its Support of the Mobile USO Program|
Arlington, VA - The USO of Metropolitan Washington (USO-Metro) presented The Boeing Company with a flag that was flown over the Pentagon on Memorial Day to commemorate The Boeing Company's sponsorship of the Mobile USO program.
October 27, 2009
|Microsoft and the USO’s 2009 “A Salute to Our Troops” Comes to D.C.|
Microsoft Corp.'s third annual A Salute to Our Troops program will take place in Washington, D.C. this fall, filled with multiple activities to brighten the season for U.S. troops and their families. The A Salute to our Troops program, founded in 2007 by Microsoft in cooperation with the USO of M...
October 07, 2009
|Pull-up Contest by VT Group Raises $3,375 for USO-Metro|
August 28, 2009
|Support USO-Metro - CFC #63343 - during this year's Combined Federal Campaign!|
July 22, 2009
|The Poker Players Alliance Presents Check for $25,000 to USO-Metro for Wounded Warriors at Charity Poker Tournament|
Washington, D.C. - The Poker Players Alliance (PPA) presented a check for $25,000 to the USO of Metropolitan Washington and raised an additional $10,000 through a charity poker tournament held last night at the Regency Hyatt in Washington, D.C.. The funds will support US...
June 25, 2009
|President, First Lady and Members of Congress Participate in Service Event for Military Children|
Today, President Obama and Mrs. Obama will join hundreds of Congressional family members and five national nonprofit organizations in a United We Serve event sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The project will benefit the children of military families.
June 24, 2009
|Defense Secretary Gates Recognizes USO-Metro for Its Service to Wounded Warriors|
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates kicked off the start of the president's summer service initiative "United We Serve" at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) on Monday. The USO of Metropolitan Washington (USO-Metro) was one of five organizations that met privately with Sec. Gates.
June 17, 2009
|Papa John’s of the National Capitol Region and Baltimore Raises $75,000 for USO-Metro|
The National Capital Region and Baltimore Papa John's Cooperatives presented a check for $75,000 to the USO of Metropolitan Washington to support USO-Metro's services for troops and their families. Bill "The Colonel" Freitas, USA (Ret.) and President of the National Capital Region and Baltimore P...
April 23, 2009
|Mobile USO Officially Unveiled at Pentagon Ceremony|
Arlington, VA - The USO of Metropolitan Washington (USO-Metro) and The Boeing Company today launched the new Mobile USO through a dedication ceremony at the Pentagon. The new Mobile USO will be a "deployable" USO center designed to deliver signature USO programs directly to local service members ...
April 18, 2009
|2009 C. Haskell Small Award for Volunteerism Presented to Senior Airman Jesse McDonald|
Arlington, VA - The USO of Metropolitan Washington (USO-Metro) awarded Airman Jesse McDonald with the 2009 C. Haskell Small Award for Volunteerism. Airman McDonald volunteered over 270 hours this past year to communities in the National Capital region, Washington, D.C., Arlington County, VA and B...
April 09, 2009
|Operation USO Care Package Partnered with Military Health System to Host Children’s Care Package Stuffing Event at Fort Belvoir|
Fort Belvoir, VA - Today 70 children of deployed, active duty or retired service members, ages 5 through 12, gathered at the USO Warehouse at Fort Belvoir to stuff USO care packages for service members overseas. The event was hosted in celebration of the Month of the Military Child, by the Operat...
March 26, 2009
|USO of Metropolitan Washington Salutes “Our Nation’s Heroes” at the USO-Metro Annual Awards Dinner|
The USO of Metropolitan Washington (USO-Metro) hosted its 27th Annual Awards Dinner last night at the Ritz-Carlton in Pentagon City. The evening was devoted to honoring outstanding individuals for dedication to our nation through service and volunteerism. More than 600 seni...
February 10, 2009
|Papa John’s Launches the USO Special|
January 13, 2009
|USO Float to be Featured in the Inaugural Parade|
The USO and its service to America's troops and their families will be featured as part of the 2009 Inaugural Parade on January 20. The USO-sponsored float - one of six floats in the parade - will include "Cinderella's Carriage," which will be drawn down the parade route by a World War II-era Jee...
September 19, 2008
|USO Casino Night Deals Out Celebrities at Annual Benefit|
Washington, DC – On Friday, September 19, the USO of Metropolitan Washington (USO-Metro) hosted its 5th Annual Stars & Stripes, Diamonds & Clubs Casino Night at the Sheraton National Hotel.
July 22, 2008
|USO-Metro Receives BWI Business Partnership’s Organization of the Year Award|
Fort Myer, VA, July 22, 2008— The USO of Metropolitan Washington (USO-Metro) today announced that it has received the BWI Business Partnership’s 2008 Organization of the Year Award for dedicated assistance to traveling service members and their families a...
May 08, 2008
|USO-Metro Opens New Lounge at Reagan National Airport|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WASHINGTON, D.C., MAY 8, 2008 – Today, the USO of Metropolitan Washington (USO-Metro) held a dedication ceremony for its new airport lounge at Reagan National Airport. The ribbon cutting ceremony was performed by senior leaders from the m...
March 25, 2008
|USO of Metropolitan Washington Salutes Military Medicine, Exemplary Service Members and Celebrities at the USO-Metro Annual Awards Dinner|
Fort Myer, VA, March 25, 2008—The USO of Metropolitan Washington (USO-Metro) hosted its 26th Annual Awards Dinner last night at the Ritz-Carlton in Pentagon City. The evening was devoted to honoring outstanding individuals for their public service and volunteer...
December 18, 2007
|CACI Presents $125,000 to USO of Metropolitan Washington for USO Lounge at Reagan National Airport|
Fort Myer, VA, December 18, 2007— CACI International Inc, providing IT and network solutions needed for today's new era of national security, intelligence and e-government, presented a $125,000 check to the USO of Metropolitan Washi...
November 18, 2007
|USO-Metro's Holiday Hotel Program|
August 09, 2007
|Pat Sajak To Host USO Casino Night at Sheraton National Hotel|
July 12, 2007
|PGA Tour Pro Supports Military with Golf Demonstration|
7/3/07 – Rockville, MD – The USO of Metropolitan Washington and TaylorMade-adidas Golf surprised twenty-two active duty military and family members when PGA Tour professional Fred Funk showed up to give them a golf demonstration at the private Woodmont Country Club. Fred ...
March 13, 2007
|USO-Metro Receives First-Ever Air Force District of Washington (AFDW) Community Partner Award|
Fort Myer (VA) — June 13, 2007 — USO-Metro today announced that its president, Elaine B. Rogers, received the organization’s first-ever AFDW Community Partner Award, recognizing her exceptional leadership within USO-Metro and her outstanding efforts in 2007, helping...
November 30, 2006
|USO-Metro and Local Hoteliers Offer Military Families Opportunity to be Together for the Holidays|
The USO of Metropolitan Washington and area hoteliers are joining forces again to help military families celebrate the holidays together in its annual "Holiday Hotel" program. The 2006 Holiday season marks the
September 11, 2006
|USO-Metro and Baltimore Orioles Remember 9/11 by Recognizing Those Who Serve|
The USO of Metropolitan Washington (USO-Metro) was honored to participate in special opening ceremonies at Camden Yards before the September 11th game between the Baltimore Orioles and the New York Yankees. Marking the five-year anniversary of the September 11th attacks on our nation, USO-Metro j...
August 24, 2006
|White House Honors Loyal USO Volunteers|
Three USO-Metro volunteers were honored at the White House in August for their service to our men and women in uniform. DeAnn Malone and Susan Pulscak received the Presidential Volunteer Service Award for their volunteer service at local military hospitals, USO Airport Lounges and for Operation U...
March 30, 2006
|Northrop Grumman Teams Up with USO of Metropolitan Washington as Founding Sponsor of New USO-Dulles Airport Lounge|
Northrop Grumman, one of America’s most respected technology leaders, has announced that it will join with the USO of Metropolitan Washington (USO-Metro) as the founding sponsor of a new 750-square foot USO lounge at Dulles International Airport.