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Causes: Human Service Organizations, Human Services, Physical Fitness & Community Recreational Facilities, Recreational Clubs, Sports

Mission: To support members of the military and their families

Target demographics: We provide uplifting programs and services to keep our military connected to Home and country.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 70,000 military and dependents.

Geographic areas served: In the state of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan

Programs: USO Wisconsin provides several centers around the state for Military and their families. Milwaukee and LaCrosse Airport Centers, provide service members traveling through a VIP lounge with snacks, beverages and an area to relax, watch tv, play video games, make phone calls, check email and connect to the internet. Military Entrance Processing Station ( MEPS) in Milwaukee to help new recruits adjust to military life. Our Volunteers help ease the strain and stress for loved ones by helping them understand the boot camp process, answer simple questions about flying, how to use a USO, What services are available and who is eligible for USO programs. The Fort McCoy location, located at 1501 10th ave on Fort McCoy helps service members from all the branches when they are here training for several weeks each year. This operation uses a Mobile unit to reach into the austere environments of our fighting men and women, and offers scheduled activities through out the year. Fort McCoy also has 2 Field style USO's that are open when we have large coordinated training. These Field style USO's are similar in style and offerings to what you would find in a combat zone. This location is the only one of its kind in the US.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Linda Z.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer for the USO & let me tell you, I feel so truly appreciated by every single person (active, retired & family member) that walk in the door. They are so very very grateful for the USO, I hear it all the time, thank you, thank, thank you for being here, for everything you do.
I volunteer on days the kids ship out to bootcamp (airport center) I greet them on the sidewalk, take them to get their boarding passes, then take them to the USO center until its time to board the plane. They call me "grandma Linda" and that's exactly how I act, loving on them before they leave, weather that be sitting & chatting, covering them up with a blanket to making sure they eat!! When it's time to board the plane I take them right to the gate & every single one of them gets a hug from "grandma" before they leave. I send them off with love, let them know we are here for them & how much I truly appreciate their Service & Sacrifice. It is my Honor to volunteer for the USO.
Please share with everyone you know, the USO really does matter & make a difference.

Dan S.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My name is Dan Skopp. I retired from the Air Force after 39 years. During my military career I have been to many USO's. All the the Volunteers at the USO's that I visited were very helpful and willing to "go that extra mile to help the Military. I know because now I am a Volunteer at the USO at the Airport Center in Milwaukee Wisconsin. I am now on "the other side of the fence" and enjoy meeting and greeting my military brothers and sisters!!!! Yes, I still run into people that I know while I was in the Military!! I never say "goodbye" just "see ya later" cause I know that I will run into them again down the road!!!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

The USO was a life saver when my son missed his flight to report to his FIRST duty station in ALASKA. The Volunteer on staff helped him book a new flight, gave him a phone card to call the reporting desk in Alaska, and made sure he got some snacks and a beverage. You guys are the ROCK our Military relies on and that means I do not not have to worry.

You got their back so I can relax and just enjoy my son. THANKS SO MUCH! - A Wisconsin Coastguard Mom.

1 Brian W.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As an Active Duty military service member, I have used the USO locations during my travels with work and personal life. Often being stationed far away from home, the USO offers a sanctuary to get away from the stresses of travel. They provide a friendly face and positive attitudes from all volunteers that can be just what a person needs. Being able to relax in a comfy chair, have a snack and call home for even just a few minutes can be priceless. That is what motivated me to become a USO volunteer in my free time. Thank you to the volunteers and staff that make this organization what it is and thank you to other service members for your selfless service.