Operation Enduring Care
The USO Fort Hood currently operates two day rooms in buildings 346B and 3566 in the 2nd Battalion. Each center has the following equipment:
➢ TV/ Movie Area
➢ Computer Area
➢ XBOX 360 Game Stations
➢ Gaming Area ( tables for cards/board games)
➢ Foos Ball or Pool Table Operation Comfort:
USO Fort Hood provides duffel bags to for injured troops through the Operation Comfort Kit program.
Operation Connect With Care:
USO Fort Hood has made this program a unique lending program at Darnall Army Medical Center. Soldiers who are admitted to Darnall will be allowed to borrow items during their stay at no charge. Volunteers will visit three South and the fifth Floor Monday, Wednesday and Friday to check the status of USO equipment and to sign it back into inventory, or to change one piece of electronics for another. The following items are available for this program:
➢ Portable DVD Player
➢ PSP Hand Held Game System
➢ Nintendo DS Hand Held Game System
Mobile Canteen Operations
The USO Fort Hood mobile canteen provides USO services to the Fort Hood community. Currently, it supports inbound flights, serving the families of deployed service members while they wait for their Soldier to be transported to their welcome home receptions.
When the mobile isn't Expeditionary Programming commences June 01 through December 31st. The canteen provides support to the following:
➢ Motor Pool Monday
➢ Field Training Exercises
➢ Unit Functions/ Organizational Days
➢ Post wide event : Earth Day, Month of the Military Child, Single
➢ North Fort Hood
➢ Movies on the Lawn
Outbound Flights – Larkin Terminal
USO Fort Hood volunteers and staff are at every outbound South West Asia flight supporting service members with snacks and beverages.
Inbound Flights – Various Locations to include Cooper Field, Cameron Field and Gyms
USO Fort Hood supports family members with snacks and beverages while they wait for their loved one to be transported from Larkin Terminal.
United Through Reading® Military Program
USO Fort Hood enables service members to participate in the United Through Reading® Military Program free of charge. The DVD, a copy of the book, instructions, as well as information on the program, are mailed to the child and family back home. All recording equipment, books and packing and shipping materials are supplied by the USO. The parent or caregiver is encouraged to photograph and/or videotape the child’s excitement as they watch the DVD and follow along with the book. The photograph and/or DVD is sent to the deployed family members to encourage them to participate again.