New Ways the USO is Trying to Help
USO on Wheels
This year, a new tricked-out RV— featuring two 65-inch TVs, five Xbox gaming systems, wheelchair accessibility and exterior and interior sound systems—joins the USO’s fleet of Mobile USOs, which travel to big military events and exercises to provide a place for troops to relax and use Wi-Fi during downtime.
The USO will always conjure up visions of Bob Hope visiting wartime military bases. In its 75th year, the nonprofit organization still counts on celebs (Bradley Cooper, above right) to cheer the troops, but also addresses the changing needs of servicepeople and their families— throwing baby showers for expectant moms married to those away on active duty, hiring motivational speakers to help military children build self-confidence and offering career counseling for veterans.