Fayetteville, North Carolina - On July 25, 2008, the USO of North Carolina opened its first center in the Sandhills Area on Fort Bragg to strengthen service members and their families. 10 years later, the USO of North Carolina has grown into the Force Behind the Forces in the Sandhills community connecting our men and women in uniform to programs and services with more than 12,000 monthly service connections locally.
The USO of North Carolina now hosts three centers located at the Fort Bragg Soldier Support Center, Wounded Warrior Battalion and the Fayetteville Regional Airport which offer critical programs and services. From story time for military children, to programs providing the tools to cope with pressures of military life and even offering a place to grab a warm cup of coffee, the USO of North Carolina’s robust offering helps connect Sandhills Area service members to family, home and country. “It’s been an honor to watch our programs and presence here in the Sandhills Area grow over the last 10 years,” said Renee Lane, USO of North Carolina Sandhills Area Director. “Every day we are positively impacting the lives of service members and their families, and we are so grateful for all of the community support we receive that allows us to do so.”
Last year, the USO of North Carolina opened a Pathfinder site within the USO of NC Fort Bragg center to support transitioning service members within 12 months of their separation from the military and military spouses at any time in their career search. The program provides personalized assistance and works with clients to develop an individualized action plan for their transition.
On July 25, the USO of NC will host an open house at its Fort Bragg Center with games, snacks and more in celebration of the anniversary. The USO of North Carolina is a 501 c(3) organization, not funded by the government or the national USO organization. The USO of North Carolina relies on the generosity of individuals and corporate partners to deliver programs.
To learn more or join us as the Force Behind the Forces with a 10th anniversary financial gift, visit uso-nc.org.
ABOUT THE USO OF NORTH CAROLINA The USO of North Carolina strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country throughout their service to the nation. Founded in 1941, the USO of NC is a nonprofit, charitable organization, relying on the generosity of North Carolinians to support its programs and services. The USO of NC serves the fourth largest military population in the U.S. through critical education, wellness, transition assistance and resiliency programs across the state, resulting in nearly 600,000 service connections each year. For more information, visit uso-nc.org.
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