Mission First

Our Mission

The USO strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation.

MISSION FIRST

For over 75 years, the USO has been the nation’s leading organization to serve the men and women in the U.S. military, and their families, throughout their time in uniform. From the moment they join, through their assignments and deployments, and as they transition back to their communities, the USO is always by their side.

The USO is not part of the federal government. A congressionally chartered, private organization, the USO relies on the generosity of individuals, organizations and corporations to support its activities, and is powered by a family of volunteers to accomplish our mission of connection.

HISTORY

WARRIOR WEEK

THE PATRIOTIC FESTIVAL

Hampton Roads, VA is home of the largest military bases in the USA. Virginia Beach, the largest resort city on the east coast is hosting The Patriotic Festival—A Military Celebration to honor our armed forces personnel and their families.

For the past 13 years, Patriotic Festival has been celebrating the military at The Virginia Beach Oceanfront with a three-day concert showcase of national touring artist concerts, military expos, and community activities. The concerts are hosted on the beach at 5th Street and Oceanfront on Friday and Saturday Evening and Sunday Afternoon.