82% of respondents felt that the general public didn’t understand or appreciate the sacrifices made by service members and spouses in a recent Blue Star Family Survey.**
Celebrities Show Our Troops That People Care
From Miss America to WWE Superstar Mark Henry, Jon Stewart to Chef Robert Irvine. Public figures from all platforms continue to honor the legacy of Bob Hope by participating in USO-Metro Celebrity Handshake Tours. Enjoy the testimonials and explanations of why our celebrity partners continue to support our mission.
O'Day’s and Orioles Host BBQ at NSA Bethesda, Home of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
This was the third year USO-Metro has partnered with Elizabeth Prann O'Day, Darren O'Day and the Baltimore Orioles Organization, in hosting the Barbecue for the Troops. We’re so incredibly thankful for their assistance. Watch the highlights from another successful night at Camden Yards this year.
We surveyed 1600 active duty service members and 900 military dependents in February. When asked which types of programs and services they would be interested in, 63% said Events like festivals and fairs, 59% said Tickets and Entertainment.
WWE Tribute to the Troops Comes to D.C.
WWE and the USO have been partnering over the past 16 years to bring entertainment to the troops. Events like WWE Tribute to the Troops are instrumental in helping us further continue working to fufill our mission. Watch highlights from a very special WWE Superstar visit to our local DC service members this year.
Washington Redskins Open USO-Metro Club At FedExField
The Washington Redskins and USO-Metro were proud to reveal the newest addition to FedExField this year, the USO-Metro Club, presented by Lockheed Martin. This is a facility exclusive to all military service members, veterans and their families to enjoy tailgate festivities before each game. Watch highlights from our grand opening!
**Blue Star Families. (2017) Military Family Lifestyle Survey - Comprehensive Report.
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