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. Fort Bragg Center - Story Time 

    Fort Bragg

    USO of NC Fort Bragg Center Bldg. 4-2843 Normandy Drive Fort Bragg, NC 28310

    Bring the kids and join us for a Story Time at our USO of NC Fort Bragg Center from 10:00-11:00 am.

    Sep 27th, 2018 10:00 AM EDT (1000Q)

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  2. Raleigh/Durham - Blue Cross Blue Shield NC Bike Giveaway 

    USO of North Carolina State Office

    Raleigh/Durham Specific location will be provided closer to the date

    The USO of North Carolina and Blue Cross Blue Shield North Carolina are teaming up to show appreciation for North Carolina’s military children by hosting a bike build. Attending military children will each be surprised with a brand new bicycle built…

    Oct 3rd, 2018 11:00 AM EDT (1100Q)

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  3. Jacksonville - Story Time (Patriot Pup with Elisa Camara) 

    Jacksonville - Camp Lejeune

    9 Tallman Street Jacksonville, NC 28540

    Details TBD

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

  4. 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.

    Oct 26th, 2018 10:30 AM EDT (1030Q)

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  5. Jacksonville Center - Trunk or Treat No Dough Dinner 

    Jacksonville - Camp Lejeune

    USO of NC Jacksonville Center 9 Tallman Street Jacksonville, NC

    Join us on October 30 for Trunk or Treat No Dough Dinner! Details TBD!

    Oct 30th, 2018 5:00 PM EDT (1700Q)

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