Join Us - Be a Force Behind the Forces
Learn more about who our Team USO 2020 members are by clicking on "The Team". Read their personal stories and why each is running this historic race, while raising awarness and support for our men and women in uniform and military families.
You can join them by making a donation, which will have an imediate, positive impact and extend your gratitude by touching the lives of our Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen, Coast Guard, National Guard and their families.
Not part of the U.S. government, the USO (United Service Organizations, Inc. ) relies on the generosity of individuals, organizations and corporations to support its mission.
Did you know less than 1% of our nation's population serve in the military? Our service members and their families sacrifice many of the ordinary, everyday things we often take for granted to protect our freedoms.
Why the USO? Because unlike any other military support organization, the USO has over 30,000 volunteers and over 230 locations around the globe - always by their side. For more than 79 years, the USO has honored and strengthened America’s service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country throughout their service to our nation.
History: Established during World War II by national leaders who understood that maintaining high morale in a military force is essential to a nation’s security, and with 79 years of experience, the USO continues to be a vital contributor to our military’s strength and effectiveness today.
Commitment: The USO has maintained a unique and significant presence in the lives of the men and women of the United States Armed Forces and their families, providing highly valued support services and programming from the moment they join, throughout their service and as they transition back into their communities. The USO is there no matter where, or under what conditions they serve.
Trust: Military families know the USO understands their needs and can provide relevant support and unique programs and services that build resiliency and strengthen military families. Military leadership trusts the USO to deliver what is needed.
Scope and Reach: Reaching all 7 continents, the USO is with our service members and military families 365 days a year. In 2019, the USO had over 13M instances of service and connection with individual military members and their dependents.