For 79 years, the USO has been serving the men, women and families of the military. The USO has played an instrumental role in providing morale boosting live celebrity tours, events, and programs for the troops and their families. Due to the worldwide pandemic, the USO has had to transition their in-person events to virtual programming.
The USO kicked off their Military Virtual Programming (MVP) back in April of this year. The USO's MVP series is dedicated to positive, uplifting digital engagements for troops and military families across a wide variety of programming including entertainment, family, transition and more.
“The USO has always been by the side of our military and their families,” said Alan Reyes, USO Chief Operating Officer. “Our mission of connection is more critical than ever before. With the help of military supporters, the entertainment industry and USO partners, we are providing virtual engagements and programming to boost morale. Together, we are expressing our nation’s gratitude for all that the military community is doing to help protect us.”
There is often a silver lining in difficult situations and I believe it is the fact that the USO can now reach even more military members and their families with their support and morale boosting events. The MVP series are easily accessible and on your schedule. You can join the USO live or watch on-demand, from any device, anywhere, at any time.
The diversity of the USO MVP series is truly remarkable. As part of the series, celebrities and partners around the world conduct virtual base visits, engage in live discussions, offer live performances and make one-on-one calls with service members. MVP events also include pre-screening events, online workshops, classes, Q&As and digital subscriptions in a wide variety of topics including military spouses, transitioning service members and gaming event focuses.
THE USO DELIVERS CHEER THIS HOLIDAY SEASON WITH THEIR VIRTUAL HOLIDAY SERIES
The USO will be spreading some cheer this holiday season with their wonderful lineup of events. Here is what the USO has in store this holiday season.
- **SIGNATURE VIRTUAL EVENT** USO MVP HOLIDAY SPECIAL--Register & Tune-in Thursday, December 17th at 8pm ET for the USO MVP Holiday Special – with special guests & a holiday performance you don’t want to miss!
- HALLMARK HOLIDAY MOVIE PANEL--Register & grab your hot cocoa while you tune in for a special MVP series with some of the cast from USS Christmas, and a few other Hallmark Channel talent on Saturday, November 21 at 11 am ET/8am PT.
- JAMES PATTERSON--Register & join the USO and bestselling author James Patterson for a live stream discussion with service members and their families. Monday, November 23rd 11am-11:30 am EST
- USS CHRISTMAS--Tune in to your Hallmark movies and mysteries channel to watch USS Christmas, a Hallmark movie original premiere on November 28, 10pm/9c.
- KRISTIN CAVALLARI--Join the USO and tv personality, Kristin Cavallari on Thursday, December 3 at 1pm ET/10am PT for a holiday cookie baking workshop for service members and their families.
- ANGELA KINSEY--Register & join the USO and The Office star Angela Kinsey on December 4 at 11am PT for a live discussion and holiday Q & A with service members and their families.
- JESSIE JAMES DECKER--Register & join the USO singer-songwriter Jesse James Decker for live stream Q & A and holiday dessert demo on Saturday, December 5, at 1pm ET/10am PT.
- PETER BILLINGSLEY--Register & join the USO and "A Christmas Story" star Peter Billingsley on December 11 at 8 pm ET for a live stream discussion and Q & A with service members and their families.
Get excited, here is the Hallmark Miracles of Christmas Schedule.
REGISTER FOR OTHER UPCOMING MVP EVENTS
- VA HOME LOAN: FACTS VS FICTION
- YOU'RE LEAVING....AGAIN? RIPPING THE BAND-AID (EUROPE/SWA EDITION)
- ENTREPRENEUR SPOTLIGHT WITH VINCENT VARGAS
- ENTREPRENEUR SPOTLIGHT WITH NELY GALAN
- TRANSITIONING TO THE TRADES WITH LOWE'S: PLUMBING
TROT FOR TROOPS
You can be a Force Behind the Forces, supporting our nation's military and their families by participating in the first-ever USO Trot for the Troops virtual 5K. Race for yourself or sponsor a service member. Learn more and register today
Thank you to the USO for continuing the mission of uplifting, morale boosting, military support. Check this link frequently as new MVP events are added or visit the link to check out past MVP events.