USO Goes Down Under to Improve Life for Marines Training in Darwin, Australia

USO reps visit MRF-D Marines

Carolyn Harris, regional vice president, USO – Pacific, speaks to Marines with Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, on Friday at the USO day room. Photo courtesy of Marine Sgt. Sarah Fiocco

If America’s troops are going to the ends of the Earth, we are, too.

A Marine with Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force - Darwin, stocks the USO day room fridge on Wednesday. Photo by Marine Sgt. Sarah Fiocco

A Marine stocks the USO day room fridge on Wednesday. Photo by Marine Sgt. Sarah Fiocco

A USO contingent is in Darwin, Australia, this week to meet with troops from Marine Rotational Force – Darwin about how the organization can improve the organization’s setup there. The USO recently established a day room with gaming systems, TVs, Internet access and free snacks just steps away from the Marines’ barracks.

“We really like having the Internet. Everyone uses it,” Lance Cpl. Derrick Wastart told DVIDS. “We’re really thankful for it, especially because it’s one of our only means of communication to our families. We really appreciate it.”

Darwin, on the northern coast of Australia, is seen as a strategic U.S. training location in the Pacific.

One thought on “USO Goes Down Under to Improve Life for Marines Training in Darwin, Australia

  1. Like for you are like to have Internet, glad to may done you moral and material support, buddies. This done us a happiness no other may done us: knowing we have done you moment of happiness. Ever with you claudio alpaca

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s