USO Northwest

May 2021 Newsletter

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The USO 1941 Legacy Society recognizes those friends of the USO who make a gift through a will, trust or other estate plan to continue the USO's long tradition of connecting service members back to family, home and country.

The generosity, dedication and patriotism of our 1941 Legacy Society members allows the USO to continue its mission. We deliver critical programs and services that promote a healthy, resilient, confident and prepared military as our dedicated service members continue to deploy far from their communities and family.

Among the benefits of membership include:

  • Exclusive invitations to VIP events
  • Exclusive invitations to USO educational and programmatic seminars
  • Recognition on the USO's planned giving website
  • Subscription to the USO eNewsletter
  • Special USO Legacy Society pin

You can join the USO 1941 Legacy Society by contacting Tim Bogle at

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The USO T-shirt campaign celebrates important members of the military community, the military supporter. At the USO, we are grateful for these supporters because they understand and appreciate the sacrifices that our service members and their families make daily and are always ready to step up and give more than thanks to help the USO’s mission to strengthen our Armed Forces.

Each year, the USO asks service members around the world to vote and select the unique t-shirt design. The 2021 t-shirt was designed by award-winning graphic designer, American flag collector and former Marine Corps Reservist, Kit Hinrichs. The campaign runs during Military Appreciation Month, from May 1-31, 2021.

USO supporters who donate $29+ during the campaign, receive the shirt as a token of our appreciation and as the Official Uniform of the Military Supporter. Get your shirt and wear it proudly as a military supporter and show the world that you have helped give more than thanks to our deserving service members and their families.

Join in and then help spread the word to encourage others to proudly show their support for our troops during Military Appreciation Month. Click here to make your donation and get your shirt – then share on social media to let friends, family and communities know about this fun and easy way to give more than thanks to service members and military families.

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Put your fitness efforts toward a good cause and join Team USO Northwest to be a Force Behind the Forces® by registering to run, jog, walk, or bike with us. In addition to receiving a USO t-shirt, race medal, and race bib, your registration and support will directly impact the service men, women and families that sacrifice so much for this great nation.

Be sure to register early to ensure you receive registration materials in time for the race!

To learn more about the event, or if you have any questions, please contact Cliff Gibson at

If you are interested in event sponsorship opportunities, please contact Tim Bogle at

USO-NW celebrates National Volunteer Week

Throughout the week of April 18-24, USO Northwest recognized its dedicated volunteers as part of National Volunteer Week! We are extremely grateful to the many men and women who sacrifice their time to help provide programs and support to our local military members and their families at all of our locations. Thank you, volunteers!

Looking to Volunteer with USO Northwest?

USONW Volunteers
Volunteers are the driving force behind the daily operations at all of our centers. Without their tireless efforts, we would not be able to provide the services and support to our service members and their families. With that said, we are always welcoming new volunteers into the fold. To find out more about how to volunteer with USO Northwest, check out the video above!!



MilSpouse Federal Resume Class

Are you interested in learning more about the federal employment process? Join the USO and Army Veteran and Lead Human Resource Specialist for the Federal Government, Mrs. Monique King, May 4 at 1000 PT to learn the ropes! We'll discuss the nuances of Federal hiring and learn strategies to write a stand-out Federal resume and develop your USAJobs profile. We'll also talk about hiring preferences and ratings, how to read job announcements, and more! #usotransitions Registration:

Coffee Connection

Join USO Military Spouse Programs Managers Nicole Vogel and Elizabeth Lee for a discussion on military spouse life, in honor of Military Spouse Appreciation Day. We'll be spotlighting USO Military Spouse Programs and events around the world, and highlighting special stories of connection over the past year. We hope you'll join us! Visit to register.

May No Dough Dinner

USO Northwest is ringing the dinner bell and giving away Chick-fil-A meals to our JBLM families later this month!! The line starts forming at 1545 and food will be distributed until we run out so make sure you’re there for some tasty grub!!

Live Q&A with NBA coach Steve Kerr

Join the USO and 8-time NBA Champion as player or coach Steve Kerr for a USO MVP live discussion and Q&A for all members of the military community on Thursday, May 13 at 1130 PT. Register and submit your questions here:

Mastering LinkedIn Classes

Looking for answers as you navigate your career journey? Join the USO on May 20 at 0800 PT for the ever-popular Mastering LinkedIn workshop. Register: #usotransitions


• May 17-20 — National Guard Pop-Up Gaming Centers; Salem & Portland, OR

• July 22 — USO Virtual Poker Challenge

• Aug. 19 — Stars & Stripes Golf Tournament; Aurora, OR

• Sept. 23 — Red, White & Blue Golf Classic; Newcastle, WA

• Oct. 16 — Five-Star Gala and Auction; Renton, WA

This Year, Give More Than Thanks To Our Military

A simple phone call can mean the world to a service member far from home. The USO keeps our troops connected to loved ones through free phone calls and internet access. You can support these programs and give #MoreThanThanks to our military by visiting

Register for our Transition Program

Are you a member of the National Guard, active duty or a military spouse? Did you know the USO Pathfinder Transition Program can help you plan for employment and education needs no matter where you are in your career? Register at, and a dedicated staff member will reach out to support you!

Proudly serving more than 800,000 military service members and their families annually throughout Washington and Oregon. #BeTheForce