Here at the USO, we strive to lift the spirits of our troops and their families in as many ways as possible. One of those ways is through the official magazine of the USO. ON★PATROL recognizes the service and sacrifice of our service men and women, their families, and the extraordinary efforts of the people and organizations that support them.
First published in the Spring of 2009, ON★PATROL is about those who serve, and those who serve them. With a wide range of articles reflecting the global reach of military support, ON★PATROL is published quarterly and provides not only inspirational stories, but also information and resources to troops to find programs available to them.
ON★PATROL shares the stories that all Americans should hear, taking readers on a journey with our military and the organizations that support them — from Afghanistan to Fort Bragg to San Diego to Landstuhl, Germany.
Samantha Quigley, managing editor of ON★PATROL, explains the importance behind the magazine:
Based on reader feedback in 2011, ON★PATROL has informed, inspired and educated our readers on military family issues, the invisible wounds of war and the way war fighting has changed for the United States since September 11. We offer stories on issues pertinent to today’s military in a way that’s relevant to the majority of our readers base while trying to ensure we salute the soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who served in our nation’s earlier conflicts.
Just in time for Women’s History Month, the Spring 2012 issue of ON★PATROL looks at the way women’s role in the military has evolved since the Revolutionary War. Stay tuned to see what’s coming through the rest of 2012.
The Spring 2012 issue of ON★PATROL is available today! It features a look at “An Evolution of Service: Women in the Military” with articles like “Women on the Home Front in World War II,” “The Fight for the Vietnam Women’s Memorial,” and “Women at War.” The digital edition of ON★PATROL can be found here. Enjoy! – Joseph P. Scannell, New Media Intern