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Programs and Services The USO of Metropolitan Washington develops programs and events designed for service members and their families, including:

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Deployed Family Fun Day. Fall Festival. Smiles Over Miles. Operation Back to School. Movies on the Lawn. Emergency Services. Seasonal Programs.

USO Center Locations   Fort Belvoir   Fort Meade   Dahlgren   Indian Head

Airport Lounge Locations Four USO Airport Lounges are located in the Metro area:  Andrews  Dulles  BWI  National

  Snacks and  Beverages.     Wireless  Internet.     TV  and  Movie  Library.       Copy  and  Fax  Services.     Unlimited  DomesBc  and     InternaBonal  VoIP  Calls.  

Emergency Services Food Assistance  USO-Metro has a limited supply of food and grocery store gift certificates for military families.  The Indian Head USO center features a food pantry.  The Fort Belvoir USO Center holds a Farmers Market the first and third Wednesday of each month.

 For more information, contact Lindsay, USO Program Specialist:

Emergency Services Housing Emergency Housing  Eligibility: Service members and their families in extreme financial hardship or families of service members who are undergoing treatment at area military hospitals.  Units available for up to 60 days.  Free.

Book the Mobile USO!

Reserve the Mobile USO for:  Training Exercises.

 Homecomings .

 Deployments.

 Other military community events.

Ticket Line USO-Metro has your ticket to metro area cultural, entertainment and sporting events!  Most tickets are free of charge.  Eligibility: Active duty personnel and their families.

Past Tickets Available Include:

 Washington Redskins.  Antiques Roadshow.  Washington Freedom.  Movie Screenings.  Amusement Parks.

 Concerts.

Find out what is available! Call the USO-Metro Ticket Line: 703-696-0958.

United Through Reading Deployed service member reads a book while being recorded on DVD.

DVD is sent to the child.

Child watches DVD and follows along with the book.

Caregiver captures child’s reaction in a photo or video and sends it to the service member.

Programs and Services Staff  Dawn Fincham Programs and Services Manager  Lindsay Raymond Program Specialist

 Shannon Rush Program Specialist

Become a USO Volunteer! Interested in volunteering to assist with a USO-Metro program or at an event? Contact Shannon Rush or Lindsay Raymond, USO-Metro Program Specialists, for more information.

   703-805-4277 Read The Volunteer Voice online monthly for more volunteer opportunities!

About USO-Metro “Serving those who serve and their families.”  The USO of Metropolitan Washington is a non-profit 501(c)3 charity that offers programs and services designed for service members and their families.  USO-Metro depends on the generosity of the local community to provide these programs and services.

Hospital Services USO-Metro supports service members and their families who are recovering and receiving treatment at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, National Naval Medical Center, Warrior Transition Units at Ft. Meade, Ft. Belvoir and Hunter Holmes McGuire Richmond VAMC.  Patient Excursions.  Time For You.  Texas Hold’em Poker Tournaments.  Concerts and Other Special Events.

 United Through Reading.  Grocery Store Gift Cards.  Clyde’s Tower of Oaks Lunch.  Celebrity Handshake Tours.

Operation USO Care Packages Several times a month, USO-Metro volunteers gather at a Fort Belvoir warehouse to assemble Operation USO Care Packages (OUCP). Each care package includes sunscreen, snacks, playing cards, toiletries and other items requested by service members.  Contact Kate Knorr, Volunteer Specialist, for more details!

Seasonal Programs  Food Baskets: Register for a free Thanksgiving or Christmas basket.  Adopt a Military Child: Register your child to be “adopted” by local companies, organizations and families in the metro region.  Holiday Hotel: Apply for a free hotel room stay within the Metropolitan Washington area.   HealthNet Celebration of Children: Celebrate the holidays with games, crafts, prizes, gifts, food and a visit from Santa!  For more details call 703-805-4277 or visit our website:

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This is a sample related to a project I completed during my internship.

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