Healing With Honor

You and I have a special mission — and a short time to complete it.healing with honor

The mission: raise $300,000 in the next 11 days to care for troops who have been wounded on the field of battle. Our most immediate priority includes supplying and operating one of the first stops of the recovery process for our injured troops, the new USO Warrior Recovery Center in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

The USO is the right organization to support our wounded troops from the field of battle and throughout their recovery. That’s why you and the USO are in a good place to step forward and help. If we receive your donation of $10 by May 4, it will be matched dollar for dollar up to the $150,000 matching fund limit by a generous and committed donor — doubling your impact for our wounded troops.

Step forward to help our troops who have been wounded. Make a donation now to the USO’s Healing With Honor Matching Campaign and your gift will be doubled.

With your help, we can maintain the USO’s track record of being there for wounded, ill and injured troops every step of the way — from immediate triage, to the first point of evacuation, to sustained support on the road to recovery.

The USO is on the ground in Afghanistan and at supporting military medical facilities at Ramstein Air Base and Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, where the USO provides a full range of services to our wounded, ill and injured troops, their families and caregivers.

Donate before the May 4th deadline and your Healing With Honor contribution will be doubled in its impact.

Our commitment to our wounded, ill and injured troops must be as unyielding as their commitment to our country.

We only have a short time to reach our $300,000 goal. Please fulfill your role in this mission as quickly and as generously as possible.

General Richard B. Myers, USAF (Ret.) Chairman of the Board, USO

Update: We reached our goal and our generous supporter has raised their matching limit to $200,000! Can we reach $400,000 for our wounded troops?

General Myers Shows his Support as Give Back 10 Builds Momentum!

He’s the chairman-elect of the USO Board of Governors and now General Richard B. Myers (USAF, ret.), is also helping us kick off Give Back 10.  Learn more about this groundbreaking initiative to support our wounded warriors…and learn how YOU can be a part of it!

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General Richard B. Myers Named Chairman-Elect For The USO Board of Governors

The USO Board of Governors has named General Richard B. Myers (USAF, ret.) chairman-elect. General Myers will work with other board members, Chairman Edward Reilly and USO President and CEO Sloan Gibson in this capacity until November 2010, at which time he will become Chairman of the Board of Governors.

“The USO is hard at work lifting the spirits of America’s troops and their families serving around the world,” said Reilly. “General Myers brings a wealth of operational experience and strategic vision that will guide the USO as we support those who serve our nation.”

Gen. Richard B. Myers, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks to the troops at an USO show on Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan on August 19, 2005. (U.S. Army photo by SPC Joshua Balog)

General Myers, originally from Kansas City, Mo., has served on the board since being elected in 2006. Prior to joining the USO Board of Governors, he was the 15th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and served as the principal military advisor to the President, the Secretary of Defense, and the National Security Council. Prior to becoming chairman, he served as vice chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff. Having served in the Air Force since 1965, his career included operational command and leadership positions in a variety of Air Force and joint assignments. He is the author of Eyes on the Horizon: Serving on the Front Lines of National Security.

A graduate of Kansas State University, he holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Auburn University, completed the Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.; U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pa.; and the Program for Senior Executives in National and International Security at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. General Myers also serves on several public and non-profit boards and lectures nationally on national security issues and leadership. He is Foundation Professor of Military History and Leadership at Kansas State University and holds the Colin Powell Chair of Leadership, Ethics, and Character at National Defense University.