In celebration of Military Appreciation Month and the upcoming Memorial Day, we want to feature our own USO.
The USO mission is to provide morale, welfare and recreation-type services to uniformed military personnel. The original intent of Congress for the USO was to represent the American people by extending a “Touch of Home” to their military members. Thus, although some USO programs/services are similar to those provided by other agencies, the hallmark of the USO has been and will continue to be how, as much as what, services are provided.
The USO is chartered by the Congress as a non-profit charitable corporation and is not a part of the United States Government. It receives no direct government funding, but is endorsed by the President of the United States and the Secretary of Defense. Each President has been the Honorary Chairman of the USO since its inception.
For more information about the USO, visit: http://www.uso.org.
For more information about the USO Northwest Florida and how you can get involved, visit: https://northwestflorida.uso.org.
The USO is run by volunteers, 16 in total at the Destin – Fort Walton Beach location. They dedicate their time to ensure that all military of any branch and level receive what they need when coming through VPS.
Located across from the ticketing counter
850-609-4738 Main | 850-609-4739 Fax
8:00am-8:00pm 7-days a week
Child Play Area, Computers, Library,
Phones, Snacks, TV/Lounge/DVD,
Video Gaming, WiFi
USO Center Manager
Destin – Fort Walton Beach Airport
[email protected]; (850) 609-4738