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USO Stands by Service Members and their Families as Events in Afghanistan Unfold

August 20, 2021 GMT
USO Logo for dark background. (PRNewsfoto/USO)
USO Logo for dark background. (PRNewsfoto/USO)
USO Logo for dark background. (PRNewsfoto/USO)

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 20,2021 /PRNewswire/ -- While a great deal of uncertainty remains about the rapidly changing situation in Afghanistan, the United Service Organizations (USO) continues to support service members and military bases around the world with everything from snacks and toiletries to communications assistance and support for units at overseas staging areas preparing for operations.

Americans are encouraged to stand behind service members–no matter where they may be–by giving more than thanks through donations and messages of support. Those interested in expressing their gratitude for our military’s sacrifices during these trying times are invited to help keep them strong by visiting


“Across multiple regions throughout the world, the USO has played a significant role in supporting the military, and we will continue to meet the needs of our U.S. service members and their families at this time,” said USO COO Alan Reyes. “USO teams around the world are hard at work helping our service members, providing the military community with whatever they ask for, whenever it is needed.”

As of today, the USO is providing care, comfort, and connection to our troops by:

  • Delivering care packages to service members deployed over the weekend
  • Supporting service members and embassy staff in transition with coffee, snacks, and toiletries
  • Offering communications assistance, such as Wi-Fi and internet access
  • Providing support to military units at overseas staging locations preparing for operations


Follow the USO on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates and join the conversation using #BetheForce and #MoreThanThanks on social media.

About the USO:
The USO strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home, and country, throughout their service to the nation. At hundreds of locations worldwide, we are united in our commitment to connect our service members and their families through countless acts of caring, comfort, and support. The USO is a private nonprofit organization, not a government agency. Our programs, services and entertainment tours are made possible by the American people, the support of our corporate partners, and the dedication of our volunteers and staff. To join us in this important mission and learn more about the USO, please visit or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Media Contact:
Dan Drummond

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