USO Arizona works to provide morale-boosting and family-strengthening programs to Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, Coast Guardsmen and their families throughout Arizona. With over 50,000 military members calling Arizona home, plus those traveling through our state, there is a constant need for USO Arizona’s support.
USO Arizona’s centers in Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and downtown Phoenix are just two of the programs and services offered to support Arizona’s military community. Additional USO programming includes:
- Operation: Baby Shower
- Rack Sacks – Welcome home kits for redeploying service members
- United Through Reading© Military Program
- Kids Camps
- Barracks Bashes
- Sports and entertainment experiences
- Pre- and Post-deployment events and resiliency training
- Deployed family support and events
- Holiday events
- Back-to-School Support
- Stronger Families – Oxygen Seminars
- Families of the Fallen
- The Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families
With a team of 250 volunteers and a staff of three, USO Arizona takes this valuable programming to military members and families located in various parts of our state. In 2016 alone, USO Arizona impacted over 113,000 service members and their families!
In 2006, the City of Phoenix started the Military and Veteran’s Lounge in Terminal 2 of the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. After much solicitation by city leaders, the USO agreed to take the lounge over in 2010. In 2012, the City of Phoenix Aviation Department donated and worked to refit our current space in Terminal 4, with the Grand Opening in November, 2012.
Since its inception in the Phoenix Valley, USO Arizona has continued to expand its reach and impact throughout the state. By establishing relationships with all four active-duty military bases, National Guard bases, and Reserve leadership groups, USO Arizona customizes its services to each population and the needs of our diverse military populations.