Houston Recruiting Battalion Soldier and Family Programs

Houston Recruiting Battalion Soldier and Family Programs This page is for Recruiters Families and Friends of the Houston Recruiting Battalion


The USO Houston Military Kids Ball is an annual semi-formal function that is planned and attended by Military and their children. Military personnel are requested to dress in their formal uniform (if desired). Military Children and guest are expected to dress in as formal dress as they would like. If a child is in JROTC and would like to wear their uniform it is welcomed.

When: Friday, April 23rd, 2021 (5pm-8pm)
Where: 900 W Rankin Rd, Houston, TX 77067
Who: US Military Service Members and Families
Why: Morale Day along with Celebrating Military Kids Month



Scholarship opportunity! ThanksUSA is accepting applications now through April 15. Awards of $3,000 can be used for a wide array of undergraduate studies at an accredited two or four year college or university, or a vocational technical or trade school program. Military spouses may also use the aid for non-degree licensure and certification programs.

Military spouses and children may check eligibility and apply here www.ThanksUSA.org/apply.

Join in on 2 April to show your support of autism awareness and child abuse prevention by wearing blue!

Join in on 2 April to show your support of autism awareness and child abuse prevention by wearing blue!

Join in on 2 April to show your support of autism awareness and child abuse prevention by wearing blue!





#DYK? You may be eligible for vision or dental coverage through the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (#FEDVIP).

Check out FEDVIP plans now: https://www.benefeds.com #TRICAREOpenSeason #SeeYourBenefitsClearly



Get your #Flu shot before flu spreads in your community.

Here are three ways you can get a flu shot with TRICARE:

- Military Hospital or Clinic
- Network Pharmacy
- TRICARE-Authorized Provider

https://tricare.mil/Flu #FluSeason #GetVaccinated

Help raise Domestic Violence Awareness by participating in our first ever Virtual 5K run/walk!  Post your photo to this ...

Help raise Domestic Violence Awareness by participating in our first ever Virtual 5K run/walk! Post your photo to this page wearing purple and showing your run/walk time. Be sure to use #DVAHRB5K. Let's make this page purple!




If you're a military retiree and enrolled in TRICARE Select, be aware that there will be enrollment fees starting Januar...

If you're a military retiree and enrolled in TRICARE Select, be aware that there will be enrollment fees starting January 2021.

Soon, some TRICARE Select beneficiaries will begin paying enrollment fees mandated by Congress, beginning January 2021. Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xfznN

Another great program brought to you by the USO.  Learn how to "Discover Your Spark" in this free Zoom workshop on Wedne...

Another great program brought to you by the USO. Learn how to "Discover Your Spark" in this free Zoom workshop on Wednesday. Details below.

Join the USO as we host a LIVE virtual Discovering Your Spark workshop with 2017 AFI Military Spouse of the Year, Brittany Boccher. This event will help you discover how to live your life with passion and purpose as a military spouse. This workshop is for military spouses located around the world.

April 29, 2020 : Discovering Your Spark - Worldwide Edition
1:00pm - 4:00pm ET


Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land

Free COVID-19 testing location will open on Tuesday at the Smart Financial Centre in Sugar Land.

UPDATED: United Memorial Medical Center will discontinue COVID testing at the Smart Financial Centre after today (April 24) and relocate back to their medical offices at Highway 6 and Brooks Street where they will offer testing by appointment only. Visit http://ummc.care/ or call 1- 866-333-COVID for more information or questions about UMMC COVID testing. The Fort Bend County health department and AccessHealth have agreed to provide free public testing by appointment only at the Smart Financial Centre beginning Monday. For information on how to access COVID testing through Fort Bend County and AccessHealth, visit https://www.fbchealth.org/testing-for-covid-19.



As of March 31, all military treatment facilities and dental treatment facilities will postpone elective surgeries and procedures for 60 days due to #COVID19. The policy applies to all beneficiaries: active-duty service members and their families, retirees, and Reserve and National Guard service members on active duty or a delayed effective date active-duty order.

Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xdhVM. #Coronavirus

Financial resources available through AER.

Financial resources available through AER.

Soldiers and Families in areas affected by COVID-19 can still receive AER assistance! Share this graphic for guidance on how to get a hand up when you need it 🤝

Great opportunity through the USO to get a tour of Minute Maid field!

Great opportunity through the USO to get a tour of Minute Maid field!


Through the USO’s partnership with the Houston Astros Foundation, they are generously offering USO Houston an opportunity for a stadium tour and lunch:

There are two different opportunities:
Wednesday March 11th 10am
Friday March 20th 10am

Families selected will be emailed parking directions and the event should conclude no later than 1pm.


Military Retiree Appreciation Day will be held on 12 October at Ellington Field.  Lots of great services will be availab...

Military Retiree Appreciation Day will be held on 12 October at Ellington Field. Lots of great services will be available that day to military retirees and their dependents. Please share with those that might be interested!

It’s time for the Military Retiree Appreciation Day (RAD)!!! The event is set for October 12th from 8am-1330 at Ellington Field! Please pass the word to any and all retirees and dependents of retirees of all our Armed Services! #BeTheForce

USO Houston

USO Houston

There is still time to register for this life changing opportunity!

Enjoy a complimentary lunch while learning and exploring opportunities for career advancement.

Learn of opportunities to directly connect with employers specifically interested in veteran hiring.

This is a FREE EVENT!

Space is limited and REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED:


Topics to be covered: Resume Review, Interview Preparation, Hiring Insights, Corporate Culture, Professional Networking, Professional Social Media Tips


If you are planning on visiting Universal Studios in Orland this year, the Lackland ITT office is advising that you purchase your tickets before Mar 20, 2019 as rates will most likely go up after that time. The tickets are good through the end of the year.

USO Houston
USO Houston

USO Houston

Want to root on the Houston Dynamo during their rivalry game this Saturday, July 21st vs. FC Dallas? At the attached link you will find discounted tickets for this huge soccer rivalry!! Not only are statewide bragging rights on the line, but so is El Capítan, a replica 18th century mountain howitzer awarded to the winner of the season series. The cannon has returned home to #Houston for the past two seasons, and we've got no intention of letting it go. To the team up north, we say: COME AND TAKE IT.




You are covered by TRICARE while traveling or moving. This checklist can help you get the care you need before you pack. For more information, visit: www.tricare.mil/Traveling

USO Houston

USO Houston

Resource Fair this Thursday!! This is open to all service members/veterans along with their families! We have some awesome door prizes so don’t miss out!!! Please be sure to register the event is in a secure area and you will only be allowed access if you register 😊🇺🇸. Please share with anyone that may be interested.


USO Houston

USO Houston

If anyone is interested and available 😊🇺🇸 please share!

USO Houston

USO Houston

Back by popular demand!! The 2018 STEM Summer Camp
Sponsored by USO Houston.

WHO: Students ages 10 – 12 years old of all military members, active duty, reserve, guard or veterans referred by Ellington Field employees.

WHAT: Positive approach to creating excitement and interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The students will participate in challenging "hands-on, mind-on" activities and interact with military personnel to explore careers and observe STEM applications in the "real world.”

Campers will be provided:
• Activity materials & supplies
• Individual created & donated souvenirs
• Camp T-shirt
• Fun hands-on STEM based activities
• Lunch, Water & Snacks
• Base tours & much more….

STARBASE Summer Camp dates & times:
• Campers are expected at STARBASE by 8:30am and class will end at 3:30pm, Tuesday through Friday, June 19-22, 2018

What do I need to attend STARBASE Camp?
• Transportation – Sponsors will need to provide transportation to/from Ellington Field.
NOTE: Student sponsor must have a military ID to gain access onto Ellington Field for student to attend camp
• Clothing - Tennis shoes are preferred as some activities are outside, no sandals.

How to Apply?
Fill out the online application by following the link below (link can be accessed by off base computer):


*Student’s sponsors will be notified by email if your child is chosen to attend STARBASE.

Camp Contact Information:
[email protected]

USO Houston
USO Houston

USO Houston

SUNDAY FUN DAY!!! Through the USO’s partnership with the Houston Dash, they are generously offering USO Houston tickets to: Houston Dash vs Washington Spirit May 27th at 7:00pm Please note winners must have a valid military ID card to win :) For an opportunity to be chosen please complete the application linked below. Winners will be chosen by Friday morning!! Good Luck and GOOOOOO DASH!!!


Special discounted tickets for Marvel Universe Live!  Please contact the phone number listed on the flyer to get the dis...

Special discounted tickets for Marvel Universe Live! Please contact the phone number listed on the flyer to get the discounted rate.

USO Houston
USO Houston

USO Houston

The goal of Project Heroes is to reach out to our service members and military veterans along with their families to provide them with the tools and resources needed to thrive in civilian life. Representatives from our community partners will be available to assist veterans and answer their questions relating to education, job search, mortgages, insurance, health, and filing claims with the Veterans Affairs. The five-hour event will include a resume workshop, information sessions (i.e. obtaining VA loans and how Medicare works with VA benefits), and speakers from our community partners as well as Fox employees who are veterans. Booths will be also set up where attendees can frequent to find out additional information. This is a unique opportunity for veterans to come and meet the many agencies in the community that want to provide the support they need to successfully transition from military to civilian life.

If any of your service members or families may benefit from this please have them complete the attached link for a chance to attend only a 100 service members and veterans will be invited to attend.


If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to us at any time.

Be aware that pharmacy copays are increasing as of 1 February.

Be aware that pharmacy copays are increasing as of 1 February.

Starting Feb. 1, 2018, there will be changes to TRICARE Pharmacy copayments. To learn more, visit: www.tricare.mil/PrescriptionCosts. #TRICAREisChanging #TakeCommand

Good luck!!!
USO Houston

Good luck!!!

The Houston Rockets have just offered a pair of tickets to a service member for tomorrows game vs the Portland Trailblazers!! If you would like the opportunity to be chosen please complete the form listed below! The winner will be contacted before 9am tomorrow morning! Good luck and GO ROCKETS!!


USO Houston

USO Houston

USO Houston will be providing tickets for service members and their families on December 18th to the amazing Zoo Lights event!! We will have a table set out in front of the Zoo's main entrance and any service member or dependent with a valid military ID we be given a ticket into the event for free!! If there is any questions please contact [email protected] or call/text 8327284733. Gates open at 6pm and Team USO will be set up and operational at 5:30pm to hand out tickets :) Please share and spread the word to this amazing event!! #BeTheForce

USO Houston

USO Houston

It’s that time again!! We will be hosting another toy giveaway this Wednesday December 13th if you have any questions please feel free to message us on here or email [email protected] or text/8327284733. #BeTheForce


There are still a few slots left for the upcoming Strong Bonds event from 17-19 November. Deadline to register is 2 November! The event will be held at The Whitehall hotel located in downtown Houston.

Who's up for the challenge???
USO Houston

Who's up for the challenge???

Are you ready for the test!! Well here is there chance to prove it! USO Houston partnered with Studio Fitness Heights wants to see who is the fittest duo in the Houston area!! This is a team competition with several different tests to see who is crowned as Ellington Fields Strongest!! This can be spouses, service members and even retirees!! Build your duo and come and compete with some of the best!!

Program: Battle Buddy Challenge
Programming Pillar: Health, Wellness & Resiliency
When: September 10th, 2017 registration 0800 and course brief 0820
Where: Ellington Field (Basketball Court, PT Field)
Who: Service members and families
Why: Kick off the back to school slump
How: This event is one of a kind type of event. The USO Houston pushes to more involved with the military in their military environment. Thinking we could host a CrossFit competition put on by Studio Fitness in the Heights. The gym is owned and operated by a military veteran and he will attempt to recreate a competition focused on military fitness. Hoping to push all 5 branches and dependents to compete for the title of Military Strong of Houston. With the day concluding with a 3-band set (Myliam, North Til Dawn and Hounds of Jezebel) along with food cooked by the USO Houston. This event will help interact all 5 branches and their families to know each other in hopes to build morale and to socialize throughout the military, please register on the link posted below!!


USO Houston
USO Houston

USO Houston

Thanks to Houston Texans defensive end JJ Watt, along with the Texans All Community Team (TACT), for giving USO Houston the tools to support military families with the opportunity to see our Houston Texans for free. Texans players can purchase tickets for a charity of their choice via the TACT program. For the past seven years, JJ Watt, whose grandfather served in the Korean War, has chosen USO Houston as his TACT charity, helping to create memorable moments for a number of military families. For your chance to be chosen to see the Texans beat up on those New England Patriots this Saturday, please register! Winners will be chosen Friday afternoon.


Private Public Partnership

Private Public Partnership

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is looking to hire veterans for hundreds of job opportunities in mission critical and mission support occupations across the agency. If you’re interested in continuing your service to America through a career at DHS, join their webinar TOMORROW (July 27) at 10:00 a.m. (ET)!

You can also visit DHS.gov/Recruitment for more information.


US Army Soldier and Family Readiness Division
US Army Soldier and Family Readiness Division

US Army Soldier and Family Readiness Division

The Defense Department has launched a comparison calculator to help eligible members make the best decision about whether to remain in the current retirement plan, known as the High-3 System, or opt into the Blended Retirement System. Check it out today!

USO Houston

USO Houston

The Original Harlem Globetrotters will be in Houston and Cypress this July!! They have offered us discounted tickets so please share with your entire military family!!


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We thank our troops past and present for #MilitaryAppreciationMonth. Not only do they serve our country, but they can also serve their community by responding to the #2020Census, unless living in military housing or overseas. For information and to respond, visit 2020census.gov
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Hey, is anyone else attending Rise 2019 in Dallas?
The COL and CSM know that some of the areas are worse than others. You family's safety is their number 1 priority. If you are in a situation where you feel it is getting bad then leave and get your family safe. Make sure you Soldier notifies the chain of command when he can, so they can assist with what ever you might need. If you need anything. We have power and food and plenty of room. We will take your family in till you are able to move to safety.
Seriously my electric bill dropped $40 monthly by switching from TXU to TriEagle Energy. They told me I could pick the longest term and if I moved to just provide a forwarding address and there would be no cancellation fee.