A Comforting Partnership – Prudential and the USO
...being a young soldier traveling back to the front after home leave. You're lost in a strange airport after a long flight, but a USO volunteer is there to help guide you to the USO center, and when the time comes lead you to your next gate.
...you're a military wife seeing your husband off for deployment overseas. As you prepare to watch him walk away, you are suddenly surrounded by USO volunteers who wish him well and stand by your side through a painful good-by.
USO - by the numbers
What the active duty military say about the USO:
- 94% - helps to ease the separation from family and friends
- 97% - boosts the morale of troops
- 95% - lets them know that their country supports them
- 94% - provides them with things that help them feel normal in a less-than-normal environment
- 90% - USO personnel have had a positive impact on them personally.
The USO has provided comfort, entertainment and support for nearly 75 years to service men and women, and their families. It has served the military community throughout the span of service, from the moment of induction, during deployments, and while in transition back to local communities. From South Korea to Germany, from Okinawa to Afghanistan, at training bases and airports across the country, and on ships and squadrons deployed around the globe, the USO continues to expand its scope and support.
Prudential has partnered with the USO to support the construction of a new welcome center at Newark Liberty International Airport-EWR. Day and night at more than 40 major airports in the U.S. and around the world, USO Airport Centers and volunteers are there to assist military personnel and their families, whenever and wherever they're traveling.
Prudential and the USO hope to serve and support thousands of troops and their families as they travel from and through Newark Airport.
USO Airport Centers are friendly places and are consistently ranked as the most utilized program offered by the USO. In the past 6 months over 60% of active duty military have made use of a USO Center somewhere around the world and over 95% are aware of the services offered. Prudential is proud to support this important mission.