USO Wisconsin

USO Wisconsin CFC# 11381 Business Office: 414-763-2214 The USO of Wisconsin, Inc. is a 501(c) 3, non-profit organization. We are solely supported by the generosity of the private citizens, community and veterans organizations, corporate gifts and foundation grants.
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Mission: Mission: Enhancing the quality of life of military members and their families who reside in or transit Wisconsin. Vision: Uplifting experiences for military members and family's on their journey.

Operating as usual

11/11/2020
USO Virtual Gala: Nov. 12

USO Virtual Gala: Nov. 12

Special Guests: JJ Watt, Rollie Fingers, Manitowoc Minute's Charlie Berens, and Chef John Korycki

Watch stories about military heroes. You will laugh, cry, and learn about what military and their families have been through over the past year and how USO supports them.

Nov. 12, 7:00 pm
FREE to watch
Register: https://bit.ly/usogala20

SILENT AUCTION IS OPEN!

@J.J.Watt Charlie Berens Milwaukee Brewers @Milwaukee Admirals FOX6 News Milwaukee TMJ4 News CBS 58 WISN 12 NEWS Harbor House

We are grateful to all who have served.
11/11/2020

We are grateful to all who have served.

Happy 245th Birthday to the Marine Corps!
11/10/2020

Happy 245th Birthday to the Marine Corps!

11/10/2020
USO Virtual Gala on Nov. 12: Inspiring Stories about local Military Heroes

USO Wisconsin Virtual Gala
Thursday, Nov. 12
7pm
No Cost to watch
Register: https://bit.ly/usogala20

Watch stories about Wisconsin military heroes, laugh at local comedians, learn what military life has been like over the past year, and USO's support.

Special guest appearances include: Rollie Fingers, Manitowoc Minute's Charlie Berens, and Chef John Korycki (Bartolotta’s Restaurant) will show us how he prepares an MRE (Meal Ready to Eat) in his World Class Kitchen.

Reserve your spot now!

11/09/2020

Check out these great events coming up. We have something for everyone! Registration is open now.

USO Friday Family talks.....  What would be the hardest thing about climbing Mt. Everest if you could do it?  What 1 thi...
11/06/2020

USO Friday Family talks..... What would be the hardest thing about climbing Mt. Everest if you could do it? What 1 thing would you take with you to put at the top of the mountain? Tell us in the comment section.

FORT MCCOY- Registration is open for the holiday gift program.  This year we will do things outside. Enjoy the rotary Ho...
11/06/2020
Fort McCoy - Operation Holiday Gift Program

FORT MCCOY- Registration is open for the holiday gift program.
This year we will do things outside. Enjoy the rotary Holiday lights in Sparta with some cocoa and cookies and get a family holiday photo taken.

Toys will be picked out by the USO elves, and packaged for registered children. Families can pick these up in our contactless "sleigh" pick up line on your way out of the event.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fort-mccoy-operation-holiday-gift-program-tickets-122450236955

Come enjoy the lights with a special day just for our military at Sparta Rotary Lights.

FORT MCCOY- USO Wisconsin Fort McCoy wants to help you have a great Holiday.  Register to pick up your holiday box today...
11/06/2020
Fort McCoy Everything but the Turkey box pickup

FORT MCCOY- USO Wisconsin Fort McCoy wants to help you have a great Holiday. Register to pick up your holiday box today! 2 locations ( Milwaukee/ Fort McCoy) Look to our event page for the Milwaukee pick up information and registration.

https://usomccoypickup.eventbrite.com

The USO Wisconsin has Thanksgiving meal boxes FREE for military families! Open to currently serving military.

join us for virtual STEM night with UW madison volunteer students November 12th from 4- 5 pm . This is a great STEAM act...
11/05/2020

join us for virtual STEM night with UW madison volunteer students November 12th from 4- 5 pm . This is a great STEAM activity for 4-6th graders. .

They will be making Slime and a Volcano. If you want to create these things at home here is the supply list.

Slime:
1 part water
1.5 to 2 parts cornstarch
Small amount of food coloring (optional)
bowl for mixing and something to mix it with (plastic utensils)

Volcano:
Cardboard or plastic tray {for the base}
Basin to collect liquid (highly recommend if doing this inside)
Tall plastic container {a tall 16oz sour cream container for example}
Tape {masking tape, painter’s tape, or duct tap}
Acrylic paint {optional - if they want to paint their volcano}
Baking Soda
Vinegar
Food coloring {optional}

Join by registering: https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/98683501382?pwd=YW0ybGRPOGhLZEp1RG94MWVkcmFUUT09

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Military Appreciation Night to support USONew Mission BBQ in West AllisThe first 100 people to buy a heroes cup on Frida...
11/04/2020

Military Appreciation Night to support USO
New Mission BBQ in West Allis

The first 100 people to buy a heroes cup on Friday, November 6th will get FREE BBQ for a year! The event runs from 6pm-9pm.

Proceeds from the night will go to USO to help keep military connected to their families.

FORT MCCOY USO - Gobble Gobble Get your Everything but the turkey box here!  You must regster early to secure your box o...
11/02/2020

FORT MCCOY USO - Gobble Gobble Get your Everything but the turkey box here! You must regster early to secure your box of goodies. Pick up one day only Nov 21 between 10 - Noon. https://usomccoypickup.eventbrite.com

USO Friday Family talks......If you could go on a risk free adventure what would it be? Let us know what adventure you w...
10/30/2020

USO Friday Family talks......If you could go on a risk free adventure what would it be? Let us know what adventure you would like in the comment box.

10/30/2020
Join us for this months book. "The Last Lecture".  This easy to read book will be completed in just a few hours. Start o...
10/29/2020
USO Book Club

Join us for this months book. "The Last Lecture". This easy to read book will be completed in just a few hours. Start out your lifetime reader with this great book on life's best lessons which are so important with what we are feeling today.

Book Brief: A lot of professors give talks titled "The Last Lecture." Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them. And while they speak, audiences can't help but mull the same question: What wisdom would we impart to the world if we knew it was our last chance? If we had to vanish tomorrow, what would we want as our legacy?

When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave--"Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams"--wasn't about dying. It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment (because "time is all you have...and you may find one day that you have less than you think"). It was a summation of everything Randy had come to believe. It was about living.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uso-book-club-tickets-127371199687

Book club for Military families to join. Discussions on books will be on "Google meets" meeting platform.

Join this winters USO Book Club. Each month a new book is featured with a video led discussion at the end of the month o...
10/29/2020
USO Book Club

Join this winters USO Book Club. Each month a new book is featured with a video led discussion at the end of the month on the book. Books can be obtained from your prefered source. To join in and register, follow the link. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uso-book-club-tickets-127371199687

Book club for Military families to join. Discussions on books will be both a chat format and a optional virtual meeting.

Last day to get in the pet contest!
10/29/2020

Last day to get in the pet contest!

Calling all you Pet families. We’re looking for your "Best Dressed Pet Photo"!! So dig out that photo of your pet in their cutest costume, or Daily duds, holiday garb, Sunday best, etc. and post it in the Comments on the USO Wisconsin page. I have pinned the contest to the top of the page.

HOW TO ENTER: Drop your picture in the comment section below. OPEN TO ALL MILITARY FAMILIES. 1 photo per pet.

VOTING: The winners will be determined by the one with the most “Likes” and “Hearts” by 0900 on Friday, October 30th and featured on Facebook October 31st.

WINNER NOTIFICATION: Winners will be notified by Face Book Messanger on the 30th and asked to pick up their pet prize basket at the USO on Fort McCoy. (Must show military/ Spouse ID to claim prize.)

Check out this past weekend's USO Wisconsin Drive -thru costume contest winners held in downtown Milwaukee.
10/27/2020

Check out this past weekend's USO Wisconsin Drive -thru costume contest winners held in downtown Milwaukee.

Ready for Art attack? We're hosting a FREE week of Creativity School for kids ages 5-18. ❤️Award winning artists will be...
10/26/2020
Creativity School FREE - Registration - Arree Chung Website

Ready for Art attack?

We're hosting a FREE week of Creativity School for kids ages 5-18. ❤️Award winning artists will be teaching kids how to draw, paint, collage and tell stories.
Join thousands of kids who are becoming creative thinkers and storytellers! ❤️

Space is limited so register now to save your spot!
👉www.arree.com/free

ENJOY YOUR FREE CLASSES AT Creativity SCHOOL! Days Hours Click below for your free drawing, painting, collage, animation, and comics classes taught by award-winning artists! Watch Free Art Classes! Advanced Drawing Beginner Painting Collage Animation Crafts Cooking and Singing Arree Chung Award-Winn...

Upcoming NEW Military Virtual Programming (MVP) You’re Leaving … Again? The USO Military Families Programs team is launc...
10/26/2020

Upcoming NEW Military Virtual Programming (MVP)

You’re Leaving … Again?

The USO Military Families Programs team is launching a new virtual series with Corie Weathers about keeping military families connected during periods of separation. Corie is a licensed professional counselor, 2015-Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year and author of “Sacred Spaces: My Journey to the Heart of Military Marriage.”



This series will follow Corie and her husband, Matt, an Army chaplain, as they prepare for and endure a deployment. It will provide service members and their spouses with the tools and resources they need to strengthen their own families when they are separated by military orders (i.e. deployments, training, assignments) and will include accompanying study guides.



The series premieres on Oct. 29, at 8:00 PM. EST/5:00 PM PST. Register https://uso.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PoKHt3JHTb68xhpCc-xTJw

USO "Heroes of Wisconsin" Virtual Gala -- Nov. 12The Virtual Gala will be a patriotic celebration honoring Wisconsin mil...
10/26/2020

USO "Heroes of Wisconsin" Virtual Gala -- Nov. 12

The Virtual Gala will be a patriotic celebration honoring Wisconsin military and will include:
• Hero of Wisconsin Award for service member from each branch of service and family of the fallen and awards for community partners
• Chef John Korycki, the Executive Chef at Harbor House, will prepare an MRE in his world-class kitchen
• Videos from top military leaders in Wisconsin
• Shout-outs from Packers players and local celebrities
• Short hilarious clips from comedians

DETAILS
November 12, 2020
7:00pm – 7:45pm

Sponsor or Donate and Post Message (Prior to Event): https://bit.ly/usosponsor

View Gala on Nov. 12: https://bit.ly/usogala20
COST: Event is FREE to view

Kohl's and Baird Career FairCalling All Veterans! Both @RobertWBairdandCompany and @Kohls cordially invite you to a virt...
10/26/2020

Kohl's and Baird Career Fair

Calling All Veterans! Both @RobertWBairdandCompany and @Kohls cordially invite you to a virtual Veteran career forum focused on:
Veteran benefits
Personal finance
Networking
Social media tips
Translate military experience into resume writing and interviews

Register for session:
https://baird.cventevents.com/veterancareerforum

USO Family Friday talks..... If it was possible, which planet in our solar system would you like to visit and why?  We k...
10/23/2020

USO Family Friday talks..... If it was possible, which planet in our solar system would you like to visit and why? We know that Puto would go to the planet pluto right? Why, because they named it after him. I bet they grow dog bones there!!

The photos are coming in and we are howling with excitement at the great costumes. Keep submiting your pet photos in the...
10/23/2020

The photos are coming in and we are howling with excitement at the great costumes. Keep submiting your pet photos in the comments and remember this is decided by likes and hearts. One photo per household please.

Calling all you Pet families. We’re looking for your "Best Dressed Pet Photo"!! So dig out that photo of your pet in their cutest costume, or Daily duds, holiday garb, Sunday best, etc. and post it in the Comments on the USO Wisconsin page. I have pinned the contest to the top of the page.

HOW TO ENTER: Drop your picture in the comment section below. OPEN TO ALL MILITARY FAMILIES. 1 photo per pet.

VOTING: The winners will be determined by the one with the most “Likes” and “Hearts” by 0900 on Friday, October 30th and featured on Facebook October 31st.

WINNER NOTIFICATION: Winners will be notified by Face Book Messanger on the 30th and asked to pick up their pet prize basket at the USO on Fort McCoy. (Must show military/ Spouse ID to claim prize.)

Calling all you Pet families. We’re looking for your "Best Dressed Pet Photo"!! So dig out that photo of your pet in the...
10/19/2020

Calling all you Pet families. We’re looking for your "Best Dressed Pet Photo"!! So dig out that photo of your pet in their cutest costume, or Daily duds, holiday garb, Sunday best, etc. and post it in the Comments on the USO Wisconsin page. I have pinned the contest to the top of the page.

HOW TO ENTER: Drop your picture in the comment section below. OPEN TO ALL MILITARY FAMILIES. 1 photo per pet.

VOTING: The winners will be determined by the one with the most “Likes” and “Hearts” by 0900 on Friday, October 30th and featured on Facebook October 31st.

WINNER NOTIFICATION: Winners will be notified by Face Book Messanger on the 30th and asked to pick up their pet prize basket at the USO on Fort McCoy. (Must show military/ Spouse ID to claim prize.)

Pumpkin carving is happening now at Fort Mcocoy. Come On down until 7 pm. and make a masterpiece. It’s free!
10/17/2020

Pumpkin carving is happening now at Fort Mcocoy. Come On down until 7 pm. and make a masterpiece. It’s free!

USO Family Friday talks..... If you could teleport and instantly appear anywhere right now, where would you go?  Want to...
10/16/2020

USO Family Friday talks..... If you could teleport and instantly appear anywhere right now, where would you go? Want to share? Put your thoughts on the comment section.

The pumpkins have arrived for the USO pumpkin drive through event on Sat at Fort McCoy 5-7 pm. Will you be one of the lu...
10/16/2020

The pumpkins have arrived for the USO pumpkin drive through event on Sat at Fort McCoy 5-7 pm. Will you be one of the lucky 30 houses to get one? Do not forget to get your jack o lantern illuminated for the USO pumpkin prowl on oct 24th in south post housing. .

The USO is all about the TREAT and none of the Trick. Looking for a socially distanced Bone Chilling or Family friendly ...
10/15/2020

The USO is all about the TREAT and none of the Trick.

Looking for a socially distanced Bone Chilling or Family friendly night out? Vist one of 2 FREE drive through haunted houses in the Fort McCoy area. Each offering a kid friendly time or day and a full Scare event. Take a photo and tell us what you think of the event.

Pettibone haunted mile (Drive thru) One day only! Sat October 24th 5-9 pm Pettibone park in Lacrosse. (Rain date Oct 31st)
Not scarry kid friendly from 5 pm-7
Scare the pants off you from 7-9

Norskedalen in Coon Valley 6- 9 pm
Oct 29th Kid friendly
Oct 30/31 Full scare

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Business Office 8am - 4pm Monday-Friday Phone (414) 763-2214 FAX: (414) 763-2367 Please call ahead. USO Airport Center on Concourse D at Gen. Mitchell Intl. Airport. Hours 8am-8pm Daily; Weekend hours vary Phone (414) 455-8108 USO of Wisconsin Family Center at Milwaukee MEPS Monday- Wednesday 6am -12pm

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Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00
Thursday 08:00 - 16:00
Friday 08:00 - 16:00

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Didn’t get the 5k done yesterday but did 4 miles this morning for the USO.
Do you have the pattern for the teddy bears for kids, made out of old uniforms ?
I ve been asking a question about attending the water park event with no answer
Please help and share. Disabled veteran needing assistance, lost everything. Please consider a small donation and share with as many folks as possible. https://www.gofundme.com/f/bean039s-flood-recovery-fund&rcid=r01-156558082864-38cffec611944c96&pc=ot_co_campmgmt_m Thank you
Thanks for being awesome and available!!!
Is there a USO Christmas party? I went last year and was planning to go this year and don’t see it on the website under events...?
Please read and share this link, thank you so much!
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Thank you very much for the tickets today at the brewers game! Amazing seats and great fun!
Thank you so much for the fall party!!! We loved it all!🎃🍵🍰
How many soldiers are typically stationed at Fort McCoy, and how long are they stationed there?