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:
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.
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.
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.
Stories About This Program
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Encouraging innovation and creativity among military children
Deployment and Homecoming Support
When they’re called, we’re there
Family Reset Program
Helping military families bond through fun and learning
Helping military families connect the dots in personal finance
Offering a helping hand to new community members
Supporting service members on the go
Memorable Meals and Food Bank
Nourishing families and encouraging community
A coordinated network of providers serving veterans and their families