Tag Archives: USO

Hero Central: Mobile USO Brings Food, Friends And Fun On Base

Ft. Myer, Va. (WUSA 9) — Sometimes at the crack of dawn, Jenn Hall hits the road with the Mobile USO. The custom-made vehicle represents USO-Metro on wheels. The vehicle serves food, fun and support to over half-a-million military families in the Metropolitan area. The Mobile USO travels on dirt roads and into the “boonies,”   Read more »

USO-Metro Turkeys for Troops Lifts Spirits During Thanksgiving

USO-Metro Turkeys for Troops Lifts Spirits During Thanksgiving

STERLING, Va. (WUSA)— Thanksgiving dinner is an extra special time for members of the military who often cannot be with loved ones for a long time.   Through donations to the Turkeys for Troops program, the United Service Organizations’ USO-Metropolitan Washington will prepare Thanksgiving gift baskets for military families in need.   Stefanie Wall, 31, volunteers for the USO  Read more »

12/05 Hero Central: SHIFFLETTE FAMILY

12/05 Hero Central: SHIFFLETTE FAMILY

          Warrant Officer John Shifflette has served 3 tours in war zones.  He knows duty can call anytime, which means being away from his wife Sharon and their 3 children–Johnny 9, Carter 7 and Faith 6. “The first part of my career I was gone more than I was home,” says  Read more »

11/21 Hero Central: Roddy Family

11/21 Hero Central: Roddy Family

            September 16, 2006 is Carol and Robert Roddy’s September 11th.  This is the day their youngest son, David, was killed in Iraq. Petty Officer 2nd Class David Roddy had one of the most dangerous jobs there was–explosive ordinance disposal.  He took apart the bombs meant to kill his fellow  Read more »