USO Warrior and Family Care programs, centers and Operation Enduring Care
The USO recognizes the sacrifices the troops and their families make for this country, and it is more important than ever that they are remembered and supported. The USO offers a variety of programs and services in collaboration with best-in-class partners worldwide, and locally with the military commands, to make these programs available to as many eligible participants as possible, building awareness of these important tools to help in the recovery process.
USO Warrior and Family Care Programs include:
Physical Health & Recreation
- Ride 2 Recovery – improving health and wellness of wounded troops through Spinning® and outdoor cycling activities
- Warrior Games – an annual competitive sporting event demonstrating the critical role of athletics in the physical and emotional recovery
Behavioral Health Support
- Caregivers Conferences – addressing common concerns and support for care givers and spouses during recovery
- USO Day Rooms – located at military hospitals and medical facilities throughout the U.S. and overseas, offering a temporary home or respite for warriors, families and medical support staff
- USO Warrior Center, Landstuhl, Germany – supporting the thousands of wounded warriors that transition through Germany before heading to the U.S. for additional medical care
- Trevor Romain – supporting military children who are dealing with a "new normal"
- Stronger Families, Oxygen Couples Seminars – couples workshops to help couples strengthen their relationship and work on tough issues in a fun and non-threatening environment
- NMFA Healing Adventures Retreats for Wounded Warrior Families – camps focusing on activities and seminars for families to "learn to play together" after a difficult and long recovery process
- Families of the Fallen Support – to smooth the way for and assist families traveling to witness dignified transfer operations of fallen service members' remains
- Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) Good Grief Camps – grief camps hosted throughout the year for families of the fallen
- Moyer Foundation, Camp Erin – grief camps designed specifically for children grieving the loss of their parent or sibling who served in the Armed Forces
Education, Employment & Community Reintegration
- Hire Heroes USO/USO Workshops – transition workshops led by OEF/OIF veterans and wounded warriors
- Career Opportunity Days – non-traditional career fairs where employers connect with no more than seven to 10 troops based on interest and background
- Purpose Driven Rehab – offers wounded warriors and opportunity to "intern" for a career event planning and logistics
- Rivers of Recovery – recognized as one of the premier recreational rehabilitation programs in the U.S., for wounded warriors and their loved ones with post-traumatic stress, with a special emphasis on female wounded warriors
When wounded, ill and injured troops begin their journey home USO Centers, especially those near major military medical facilities, are often the first support stop.
- Contingency Aeromedical Staging Facility (CASF) at Ramstein Air Base in Germany – Sometimes the first place wounded warriors are reunited with their family while preparing for medevac transport back to the U.S. for further treatment and rehabilitation
- Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC) In Germany – Built to extend supportive services to a greater number of service men and women and their families in Germany