USO Wisconsin

 

Mission

 

USO Wisconsin, Inc. is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of US Armed Forces personnel and their families who reside or transit Wisconsin. The USO strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation.

 

Highlights

  • Support Wisconsin currently serving military in all five branches of service
  • Currently Serving Military, Reservists, National Guard, Wounded, and Families of the Fallen
  • 100,000 attendees at centers or events annually
  • 501 (c) 3 nonprofit
  • Funded by local citizens and company's

 

USO Wisconsin Centers

Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS): Annually support more than 11,000 new recruits and their families who are dealing with the process of joining the military.

Milwaukee and La Crosse Airports: Annually support 15,000 service members and their families in transit, deployments, welcome homes, and dignified transfers.

Fort McCoy, WI: Annually support 60,000 service members on the training grounds, on base, or through our mobile centers. We offer Wi-Fi, phones for calling home, stress relieving activities and comfort foods.

 

USO Wisconsin Programs

Operation Holidays. Military families in need can pick out presents, children make stockings for those in need, and everyone ate and visited with Santa.

Bob Hope Legacy Reading Program:  USO gives book and video of deployed parent reading it to their children.

Deployments, Welcome Home and Dignified Transfers: We host a room and refreshments for military and their families.

Ticket Programs: USO Wisconsin distributes tickets to military families for-- Brewers, Admirals, Kalahari Water Park, concerts, movies and other entertainment.

Special Delivery: Lunch for military moms who don’t have extended family nearby to host baby shower. Experts provide valuable advice and moms get gift bag full of items (diapers, clothes, etc.)

 

Videos

Who We Are (4:45) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4C4zZGXcgcw

Centers (6:40)   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EDSmHZU_kc

Programs (5:16) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LoThmFCxgk

Volunteers (4:44) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTo-E6QSAjE

Fort McCoy (6:57)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=Tl9VZ0Eke_0

 

Quotes

“Without you being here a lot of the soldiers would be in a much worse place emotionally. A cup of hot coffee and internet is life changing, and the only life-line these guys have to their families right now.”

--Officer at Fort McCoy

 

“Without this event, my family would not have had a Christmas.”

--Attendee at Operation Christmas

 

Mission

 

USO Wisconsin, Inc. is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of US Armed Forces personnel and their families who reside or transit Wisconsin. The USO strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation.

 

Highlights

  • Support Wisconsin currently serving military in all five branches of service
  • Currently Serving Military, Reservists, National Guard, Wounded, and Families of the Fallen
  • 100,000 attendees at centers or events annually
  • 501 (c) 3 nonprofit
  • Funded by local citizens and company's

 

USO Wisconsin Centers

Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS): Annually support more than 11,000 new recruits and their families who are dealing with the process of joining the military.

Milwaukee and La Crosse Airports: Annually support 15,000 service members and their families in transit, deployments, welcome homes, and dignified transfers.

Fort McCoy, WI: Annually support 60,000 service members on the training grounds, on base, or through our mobile centers. We offer Wi-Fi, phones for calling home, stress relieving activities and comfort foods.

 

USO Wisconsin Programs

Operation Holidays. Military families in need can pick out presents, children make stockings for those in need, and everyone ate and visited with Santa.

Bob Hope Legacy Reading Program:  USO gives book and video of deployed parent reading it to their children.

Deployments, Welcome Home and Dignified Transfers: We host a room and refreshments for military and their families.

Ticket Programs: USO Wisconsin distributes tickets to military families for-- Brewers, Admirals, Kalahari Water Park, concerts, movies and other entertainment.

Special Delivery: Lunch for military moms who don’t have extended family nearby to host baby shower. Experts provide valuable advice and moms get gift bag full of items (diapers, clothes, etc.)

 

Videos

Who We Are (4:45) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4C4zZGXcgcw

Centers (6:40)   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EDSmHZU_kc

Programs (5:16) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LoThmFCxgk

Volunteers (4:44) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTo-E6QSAjE

Fort McCoy (6:57)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=Tl9VZ0Eke_0

 

Quotes

“Without you being here a lot of the soldiers would be in a much worse place emotionally. A cup of hot coffee and internet is life changing, and the only life-line these guys have to their families right now.”

--Officer at Fort McCoy

 

“Without this event, my family would not have had a Christmas.”

--Attendee at Operation Christmas

Events