Category: About the USO
Published on 22 October 2012


About the USO of Northern Ohio



The Mission of the USO of Northern Ohio is to lift the spirits of our local troops and their families by enhancing the quality of life with recreational programs and services that boost the morale of the U.S. Armed Forces personnel serving in, and from the 29 northernmost counties of the great State of Ohio. The USO of Northern Ohio will also try to cultivate cooperative relationships between U.S. military communities and involved or supporting civilian communities.


Since 1941, the USO of Northern Ohio has served as a private, civilian 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that receives no direct government funding, but relies solely on the generosity of corporations, organizations, and the American people.

The USO of Northern Ohio touches the lives of nearly 45,000 Active Duty, Guard and Reserve military and their families throughout our 29 county region. For over 70 years the USO of Northern Ohio has provided morale, recreation and social services to US Armed Forces personnel and their families through our programs and services. USO Center facilities are located in the Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS), Cleveland Hopkins Airport, the NOSC in Toledo, and program processing center in Massillon. Together, our network of hundreds of volunteers donates nearly 20,000 hours of service annually in honor of our brave men and women.

The USO is chartered by Congress as a non-profit organization. It is not part of the U.S. government, but is recognized by the Department of Defense, Congress and President of the United States, who serves as Honorary Chairman of the USO.




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