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USO Launches Virtual Programming for Troops and Military Families

Posted on Apr 22, 2020 06:19 pm

Part of a recent initiative to build connection during social distancing, United Services Organizations (USO) is building partnerships with leading entertainment industry performers and Verizon Media.

New programming includes celebrities featured on virtual base visits and one-on-one calls; online workshops and classes; digital subscriptions for military families; and programming hosted by TV personality Chris Jacobs.

“The USO has always been by the side of our military and their families, and COVID-19 does not change this,” said Alan Reyes, USO chief operating officer. “Our mission of connection is more critical than ever before. With the help of military supporters, the entertainment industry and USO partners, we are providing virtual engagements and programming to boost morale during the pandemic.”

Verizon Media has donated its digital streaming platform to help deliver virtual engagement. Programming is scheduled to run through June.

DoD photo by EJ Hersom


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Post courtesy of the Association of Defense Communities

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