The 2013 USO Fourth of July Tee

calloutYou’ve stepped up and been there for our troops time and time again.

Now, we need your help to send our troops a powerful July 4th message: Wherever they’re serving, we’re always by their side.

You can help by proudly wearing the USO’s 2013-edition July 4th t-shirt which I am unveiling today. This year’s design was chosen by our troops, who sent in their votes from USO centers at bases around the world. I can’t think of anything I’d be more proud to wear on July 4th than a shirt chosen by our troops that supports our troops!

Send a donation to get your 2013-edition of the USO’s July 4th t-shirt — selected by our men and women in uniform.

Our troops are serving all around the world, from South Korea to Afghanistan to bases across the United States.

And thanks to people like you, the USO is always by their side.

From providing care packages, to making free phone calls back home, to supporting our wounded, ill or injured troops, you and the USO are having a powerful impact on the lives of our troops and their families. Let’s make sure this July 4th, they know we’ll always be there and we’ve got their back.

Donate $25 or more to support our troops. We’ll rush your 2013 limited-edition USO t-shirt to you in time for July 4th.
- Kelli Seely, Senior Vice President, Chief Development Officer, USO

Always By Their Side

“Wherever you are, whatever you need, we will always be by your side.”

That’s the powerful message you can help send by supporting our April campaign which keeps the more than 160 USO locations around the world warm, welcoming and well-equipped.

Our brave servicemen and women – including the more than proudly serving from – count on USO centers as a place to relax, to connect with loved ones back home and to enjoy a wide range of USO programs and services.

Chip in $10 and join other USO supporters from in making sure USO centers stay warm, welcoming and well-equipped.

Screen Shot 2013-04-25 at 3.36.58 PMBecause our centers are such an essential part of their lives, your donation today is going to have an immediate impact on our troops and their families.

But just as importantly, you’ll be sending them a powerful message: That wherever our troops are serving and whenever they need our help, we will be always by their side.

Chip in today. Help us reach our goal of 65,000 people stepping forward before our April 30 deadline.

We’ve only got a few days left in this critically important drive. So, let’s go all out now and make sure we do everything we can for our troops.

- Kelli Seely, Senior Vice President, Chief Development Officer, USO

Support a New Center For Our Wounded

In 6 days, we open the doors on the new USO Warrior and Family Center at Fort Belvoir, Virginia – the first of its kind.

But this is more than just a new USO center. This is a symbol of America’s commitment to our wounded troops and their families. It’s an opportunity for all of us to let our troops know we’re right there with them.

The most effective and efficient way you can do that is by becoming a USO Proud Patriot. Your monthly pledge will be a clear sign to our troops that you’ll be there for them every day.

Become a USO Proud Patriot with a monthly pledge of $10, $15 or more and we’ll send you an exclusive USO tote bag.Screen Shot 2013-01-29 at 2.06.33 PM

As a USO Proud Patriot, you’ll be playing a pivotal role in delivering support to our troops.

This special group of supporters gives us the resources to do more for our troops — more free calls home, more care packages to the frontlines, and more care for our wounded, ill and injured troops at the new USO Warrior and Family Center.

And once you make the decision to become a USO Proud Patriot, we’ll immediately send you an exclusive USO tote bag to show our appreciation.

Take a strong stand for our troops. Make a monthly pledge of $10, $15 or more.

This new center is an important step for us here at the USO. It’s a chance for us to renew our commitment to our wounded troops and their families, and to show them we’ll be by their side every day. I hope you join us in sharing this excitement by becoming a USO Proud Patriot today.

Thanks for all you do,

Sloan Gibson
USO President and CEO

Special Delivery!

The USO is preparing our next big USO2GO shipment. It weighs a ton — literally.

That’s because it’s filled with the comforts of home — items that can help our troops transform remote forward operating bases in Afghanistan into a place where they can organize a pick-up football game, play guitar, or just relax in a beanbag chair.

We need your help to make this delivery possible. And, when you send a gift, we’ll add your name to a huge “thank you” banner that will be included in the shipment.

Help send a special USO2GO shipment and we’ll include your name on a banner so our troops know how much you appreciate their service.


The USO2GO shipment we’re putting together is more than a collection of items our troops can really use. It’s also a huge “thank you” from a grateful nation.

And this time, you can play a personal role in delivering that thanks by adding your name to our USO banner included in the shipment.

Imagine how our troops will feel when they unpack the boxes to find your name and the names of thousands of other USO supporters on a banner letting them know their country is standing proudly behind them.

And every day, as they enjoy some of the comforts of home you’ve helped provide in this USO2GO shipment, they’ll see your name and know there are people out there caring for them, supporting them and honoring their service.

Give our troops a one-of-a-kind USO2GO shipment and we’ll add your name to a banner that will be included in the shipment.

I know how strongly you stand by our troops and I hope you’ll take part in this great campaign today.

Thanks for all you do,

Kelli Seely, Senior Vice President, Chief Development Officer, USO

Before the 4th

Want to do something special for our troops right now?

Just pick one of the USO’s 4 for the 4th Projects and help us complete it in time for the 4th of July. This is a simple, direct way to provide comfort, support and a much-needed chance to relax to our troops this summer.

Are you in? Pick the project you want to make happen — Summer Sports Kits, Phone Calls Home, Supplying Day Rooms for Wounded Troops, Care Packages to the Frontlines — make your gift supporting our troops today!

Our 4 for the 4th Campaign captures the spirit and energy of the USO. We’re out there side-by-side with our troops, identifying the things they need. Then, we count on patriots like you to step up and help meet those needs.

And these four projects are the ones the troops keep asking for. We’ve gotten a good start in the first few months of the year, but we need you to help take us the rest of the way. So far we’ve:

You’ve been such a great friend to our troops. I really hope you can help with one of these four special projects. Help get this urgent campaign off to a great start.

I know you’ll do your best for our troops. You always do.

- Sloan Gibson, USO President & CEO

Renew Your Support for 2012

When we asked Toby Keith if he would be able to visit our troops again this year, he immediately signed up — for his 10th tour in 11 years.

But he’s not the only one. The Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders, who have gone on 73 tours, will likely go on 2 more tours this year; and many other celebrities are stepping up and renewing their commitment to those that are doing so much to protect the freedoms we enjoy daily.

That’s why I’m reaching out to you — our online supporters like you, who are especially passionate about supporting our troops — to ask you to renew your commitment by our February 29th early renewal deadline.

Will you join Toby and many others in renewing your support for our troops with a generous gift of $25, $50, or more by midnight February 29th?

Toby Keith renewed his support, will you do the same?This year is going to be challenging for our troops in harm’s way, for those recovering from injuries, and for the families of our military members who serve at home.

But I know, with your help, we can help them overcome these challenges. It’s what the USO has done for over 71 years. And with your renewed support, I know we can really make a difference in their lives.

Only a few days left before our February 29th deadline. Renew your support for our troops with a generous gift of $25, $50, or more today.

I’ve been in the crowd at USO tours when superstars like Toby Keith take the stage. Life changing is a good description of the spirit-lifting impact these incredible performers have on our troops…an effect that can be seen by the smiles on their faces and felt by the excitement in their voices.

Through our entertainment tours and other programs, our troops know that thousands of Americans decided to renew their support and are standing by their side.

Thank you in advance for your help as we support those that do so much for each of us. - Brigadier General John Pray, USAF (Ret.), USO Executive Vice President