No Dough Dinners
Free community-style dinners are served the last week of the month at various locations on and off post for active-duty service members and their families. These dinners are a unique and uplifting opportunity to bring together friends and neighbors in a casual, family-friendly environment. Meals typically last from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Once a month the USO hosts a small, informal gathering for military spouses to connect with each other while enjoying a cup of coffee and light breakfast. This is a great way to network, share advice, discuss local events and meet new friends.
Unplugged Family Game Night
Video games, computers and electronics are off limits. Each family has their own table to play a game of their choice from a wide assortment of board games. Families can enjoy an old classic or discover a new favorite. The event also features a light meal provided by a community sponsor.
Single Service Member Homecoming Kits
The USO works with unit family readiness support groups to provide basic toiletry items and snacks to single service members returning from deployments. Each kit contains travel-sized shampoo, soap, toothpaste, a toothbrush, nonperishable snacks and more. Units can request kits three to four months prior to redeployment.
The USO Pathfinder Program connects the service/family member to many opportunities through a unified network of private and public partners leveraging resources across multiple domains. The program offers a network of resources and services in eight core areas: employment, education, benefits, family, programs, housing, wellness, financial and legal.
The USO works to put on special events whenever possible, whether it’s a Family Fun Day or an entertainer who wants to visit the installation. Details on various special events are posted on USO Fort Riley social media channels. Follow us!
The USO is a positive environment that depends on the support of dedicated volunteers. Volunteers are needed to support USO programs and the USO center. Spouses, veterans, retirees, community members and organizations are welcome to join the USO team, as well as families, students and active-duty service members. Several family-friendly volunteer opportunities are available that enable parents to share the experience and the importance of service with their children. High school students may volunteer at select USO events to help meet educational community service requirements. Active-duty service members can volunteer in their spare time to work toward the Volunteer Service Medal and promotion points. Interested volunteers can contact the USO or the Army Community Service volunteer service.
ABOUT THE USO
The USO is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with no direct affiliation with the federal government. The USO relies on the generosity of the American public to support its network of more than 200 locations worldwide. Corporate in-kind donations and sponsorships, along with volunteer hours and monetary contributions, help make the USO a success.