Family Support

Keeping service members and their families connected

The USO of North Carolina knows that support for military families is a vital component of military readiness. Knowing that their families are supported by the USO of North Carolina is a huge weight lifted off the shoulders of service members throughout the state.

We support military families through an array of programs that include:

Storytime
Our Jacksonville and Fort Bragg centers offer monthly Storytime events for parents and children. Storytime includes a monthly theme, story, crafts, and snacks for young children and the opportunity for parents to meet others and expand their social networks.

Family Fun Days
The USO of North Carolina works with active duty, National Guard, Reserve units to organize events for military families. The USO of NC provides a festival-like atmosphere with food, fun, games, and entertainment. Our team also offers special events for families of deployed service members.

Reading and Study Skills
The USO of North Carolina hosts educational seminars focused on reading and studying skills for elementary and middle school-aged military children and parents. These seminars are led by experienced N.C. educators from across the state. Three seminars are offered and held concurrently: one designed for elementary school children and their parents, one for middle school children, and another focused on good study habits for the parents of middle school children. These seminars offer critical insights on topics such as questioning techniques that will make the most out of reading, and how to assess and use a particular learning style to enhance studying skills. And since parents are busy people, the USO of NC offers these seminars in a teleconference setting and as an online resource.

Tiny Troopers
This USO of NC initiative aims to support expectant mothers in the military community. Being stationed far from family can make this exciting time a bit scary, and this program provides expectant mothers with a supportive community, camaraderie and assistance in caring for a newborn child through celebration with a special welcome gift.

Holiday Programs
It’s important for our nation’s service members and families to feel connected to home during the holidays. We’re proud to offer a variety of activities from Thanksgiving through the end of the year, including an annual Holiday Show Troupe Tour and Holiday for Heroes events.

Upcoming Events

  1. Jacksonville - Tuesday Story Time 

    Jacksonville - Camp Lejeune

    9 Tallman Street Jacksonville, NC 28540

    Join us for our weekly story time starting at 10:30am. Open to active duty, reserve, national guard and their families. No RSVP required.

    May 22nd, 2018 10:30 AM EDT (1030Q)

  2. Jacksonville - Tuesday Story Time 

    Jacksonville - Camp Lejeune

    9 Tallman Street Jacksonville, NC 28540

    Join us for our weekly story time starting at 10:30am. Open to active duty, reserve, national guard and their families. No RSVP required.

    May 29th, 2018 10:30 AM EDT (1030Q)

  3. Jacksonville - Tuesday Story Time 

    Jacksonville - Camp Lejeune

    9 Tallman Street Jacksonville, NC 28540

    Join us for our weekly story time starting at 10:30am. Open to active duty, reserve, national guard and their families. No RSVP required.

    Jun 5th, 2018 10:30 AM EDT (1030Q)

  4. Jacksonville Center - Smiles Over Miles 

    Jacksonville - Camp Lejeune

    9 Tallman Street, Jacksonville, NC 28540

    We know how hard it can be on families during a deployment, and that’s why we offer Smiles Over Miles. Dinner and a movie, only you make the movie for your deployed loved one and dinner is on us, courtesy of Little Caesars.

    Jun 5th, 2018 5:00 PM EDT (1700Q)

  5. Jacksonville Center - Special Story Time 

    Jacksonville - Camp Lejeune

    9 Tallman Street Jacksonville, NC 28540

    Join the USO of NC for a special Story Time at our Jacksonville Center.

    Jun 12th, 2018 10:30 AM EDT (1030Q)

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  6. Jacksonville - Tuesday Story Time 

    Jacksonville - Camp Lejeune

    9 Tallman Street Jacksonville, NC 28540

    Join us for our weekly story time starting at 10:30am. Open to active duty, reserve, national guard and their families. No RSVP required.

    Jun 12th, 2018 10:30 AM EDT (1030Q)

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