As the USO celebrates over 77 years of service to our troops and their families, the USO continues to be a vibrant force and the go to military support organization. We continue with our mission to strengthen America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home, and country, throughout their service to the nation.
We, at USO Colorado Springs, are diligently working to adapt and allocate scarce resources to meet the most urgent needs of our troops and their family members. Over the past few years we have become an expeditionary force just as our military forces are.
It is hard to predict where the USO will be needed down the road, but there is one area we are certain we will be needed. Vast numbers of men and women who served will be struggling to heal from their invisible wounds – post traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, and chronic depression. We all have to be there for them now & years from now.
For those still serving in uniform, we need to augment the resources of the military to support their recovery. For those who have returned or preparing for civilian life, our communities need to embrace them and their families as they seek the happy and fulfilling life they richly deserve. An estimated 200,000-plus service members transition out of the military each year. Each Transition from military to civilian life is unique, and USO PathfinderSM is there to help service members and military spouses through the process. Whether an individual needs help finding a civilian job that suits their skills and interest, securing financial stability, researching education options, taking advantage of their GI Bill, utilizing their VA Home Loan or any other veteran programs, maintaining family strength and personal wellness through the process, or more – participants will get a personalized Action Plan and one-on-one support from a USO Pathfinder Scout.
Since World War II, the USO has provided essential programs and services to the military and their families. More than 200 USO Centers around the world, five in Colorado, allow troops to relax in a home-like setting no matter where they are serving. Yet there remains an urgent need of which the USO has stepped up to meet.
They don’t ask for much – just the opportunity at a normal life. Thank you so much for your consideration in supporting the USO and enabling us to deliver our unique programs and services to our troops and their families throughout Colorado.
If you have additional questions, or would like a personal VIP tour of the USO Colorado Springs centers, please do not hesitate to reach out.