USO Northwest

November 2020 Newsletter

Proudly serving more than 800,000 military service members and their families annually throughout Washington and Oregon. #BeTheForce
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Five Star Virtual Gala & Auction

For the first time ever, our annual gala and auction went virtual, with a live broadcast on local television in Seattle and Portland, as well as Spokane, and a live YouTube feed. Despite the change in format, the event was a success, pulling in more than $380,000 to help USO Northwest in 2021. We'd like to thank all of our amazing sponsors and those who helped the event happen – especially our 2020 Presenting Sponsors, The Boeing Company and Delta Air Lines. We couldn't do it without you!!

USO-NW Centers In Action!

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USO-NW Center Updates

Our centers remained busy during the month of October. Here's a rundown of events that took place:

CAMP LEWIS – From the teen hike on Oct. 3 to the pumpkin decorating on Oct. 31, Camp Lewis hosted a handful of events during October. JBLM teens came together for a trash cleanup project in Dupont on Oct. 17 and together with America's Credit Union (ACU), hosted a drive-thru trick or treat for JBLM families!

SHALI & MOBILE – Our mobile canteens was due to make a stop at Fairchild AFB on Oct. 23, but had to turn around due to a winter snow storm. Fortunately, volunteers were able to pick up and deliver the pizza provided by USONW for Airmen on base. The following day, pizza was provided to Airmen at McChord AFB!

PORTLAND – Continuing their support of First Responders and National Guardsmen fighting the Oregon wildfires, our Portland Center delivered a large number of snacks to the Oregon National Guard. A delivery was also made to the MEPS station with goodie bags distributed to service members awaiting departure to basic training!

SEATAC – Our staff and volunteers continue to work hard to keep the SeaTac Center open for flight nights, despite a shortage in manpower. Since reopening for flight nights on July 6th, the center has hosted more than 7,000 military and family members awaiting the Patriot Express to new duty stations in Japan and Korea.

Tito's Hand Sanitizer Drive

On Wednesday, October 21, USO Northwest teamed with Tito's Handmade Vodka and the Seattle Mariners to distribute free hand sanitizer to Seattle-area residents at T-Mobile Park. In all, more than 2,000 bags and 4,000 bottles were provided to those who drive through to receive.


Watch the video below to find out how you can help fund events like our popular "No-Dough" Dinners, to help service members and their familes!
No Dough Dinners


Get a look at what it's like to be a USO Volunteer by watching the video below and find out how you can sign up by clicking the "Volunteer" button!!
USO Volunteers

USO-NW Center Hours of Operation

Camp Lewis


Shali Center

Weekdays from 0900-1500


SeaTac Center

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2000-0600


Portland Center

Weekdays from 0800-1700

Weekends from 0900-1500