the USO of Metropolitan Washington (USO-Metro) is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to “Serving those who serve, and their families” in Washington D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia. USO-Metro provides programs and services for active duty troops and their families at the area’s military hospitals; through its Mobile USO program; five USO centers and four airport lounges.

USO-Metro has proudly served the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall area since 1979. The recently renovated USO Honor Guard Lounge is located at 228 McNair Road in the Community Center. The lounge is staffed by knowledgeable USO volunteers and offers complimentary services to service members and their families including:

A gaming center complete with an Xbox 360, a Wii system with 4 wireless gaming chairs, a 52” plasma TV, and a variety of popular games

Five computer workstations, wireless internet and printing capabilities

A movie theater with leather recliners and a 72-inch, 3-D high definition television

Variety of snacks and beverages

DVD and book libraries

In addition, the USO-Metro TicketLine program offers free tickets to music, theater, sporting and other area events. Call 571-267-2090 for updates on available tickets.

The Mobile USO is based out of USO-Metro’s headquarters at Building 405 on the Fort Myer portion of JBM-HH, and travels to various military community events, training exercises, deployments and homecomings as well as to special requested events from military installation commanders.

USO-Metro provides emergency services that include housing and food assistance. USO-Metro offers free furnished apartment units to military service members and their Families who are in extreme financial hardship or to families of service members who are critically or terminally ill and require treatment at area military hospitals. USO-Metro also has a limited supply of food and food certificates for military families in need.

For more information about USO-Metro’s programs, services and upcoming events visit www.usometro.org or call 703-696-2628.