On Patrol

Until every one comes home | The Magazine of the USO

Summer 2009

Feature Article

  • A Special Operation to Build a Coalition of Care

    Five Special Operators, all wounded on the battlefield, are not sure what their futures hold. But they do know that the U.S. Special Operations Command Care Coalition will always be there to help them find their path to a successful recovery.

  • Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of One Happy Hour: A Treatise

    It's time for the 2009 "Improvised Explosive Days" hosted by the Troops First Foundation. Have some fun this summer with David Feherty, his "troopers," and Thomas Jefferson.

  • FOB Hopping with Toby Keith

    Join Toby Keith on his seventh USO Tour deep inside Taliban country. With stops at 13 forward operating bases(FOBs) and two Combat Outposts (COPs) in five days, the country star entertained service members stationed at even the most remote of locations in Afghanistan.

  • D-Day 1944: The Beginnings of a Life of Service

    Sixty-five years ago, thousands of men gave their lives fighting for America's freedom at Normandy. On this anniversary of D-Day, pay tribute to those troops who stormed the beaches through one man's unique perspective of that day.

  • One of 474

    A tribute to the USO.

  • Eyes on the Horizon: Serving on the Front Lines of National Security

    In his new book, General Richard B. Myers, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, looks back on a life of service in the United States Air Force, and provides insight into America's post-9/11 world.

Command Update

All Volunteer Force

Mission Essential

Down Range

Home Front

Duty Honor Country


Forward Operations

Gold Star


Thanks for the Memories

Service + Salute