Military Families

Liberty USO has been lifting the spirits of troops and military families for 75 years. We understand that it’s not just the person wearing the uniform that serves their nation. Spouses and children carry that burden too.

We have continually adapted to meet the changing needs of our troops. Military families today are enduring the stresses of multiple deployments; coping with their loved ones’ visible and invisible wounds of wars, and struggling with the grief accompanying the loss of a family member.

Liberty USO uses its presence around the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey — and the trust of troops and military families earned over three quarters of a century — to help understand and meet these needs. Our broad reach and reputation attracts valuable resources and partner organizations to create a comprehensive array of programs and facilities with the scale to make a meaningful difference for our military families.

Traveling Military Families

Our welcoming Philadelphia International Airport Center is located in Terminal A East. Operational 24 hours a day every day of the year, our “home away from away” offers hot meals, free internet access, showers & laundry and a place to rest your weary head. Call (215) 365-8889 for assistance and directions to the center.

On Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst we offer New Spouse Luncheons, Military Newcomer Orientations and welcome kits for new airmen being housed at the dorms. If you are a military family stationed at Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst please contact our JB MDL Operations Manager at mjflammer@libertyuso.org

Financial Planning Workshops

There are complex economic challenges facing military families throughout Pennsylvania and Southern NJ. Through the PA Military Finance Alliance and other corporate partners, Liberty USO presents free workshops to help with the unique challenges facing military and veterans in financial and investment decisions. If you would like a Financial Planning Workshop in your area please contact our Director of Operations at jschultze@libertyuso.org

Operation Helping Hand

Provides grocery vouchers to partners such as Giant and Wawa to assist families trying to make ends meet. Liberty USO will provide vouchers in $25 increments. If you know of a military family (Active, Guard & Reserve) in need of assistance. Please contact the please contact our Director of Operations at jschultze@libertyuso.org

Liberty Claus Program

Supports families with gift cards to make purchases during the holidays. Liberty USO also works in collaboration with merchants and malls to host military appreciation shopping dates complete with deep discounts, childcare and wrapping services.

Project Einstein

Back to school is a trying time for families faced with the cost of back to school supplies. Liberty USO partners with organizations to collect backpacks stocked with all of the back-to-school supplies a family may need. We distribute these free of charge to military families.

Career Transition Workshops

The USO of Pennsylvania and Southern NJ is here to assist the warrior and their spouse as they prepare to transition to the civilian workforce. Our next workshop occurs on May 24-25. A 2-day seminar, executed by our mission partner Hire Heroes USA, its focus is on transitioning service members and their spouses to strengthen their career transition tools including: developing a civilian format resume, navigating LinkedIn, learning interview skills, and applying skills in mock interviews with corporate volunteers. To register visit the registration website at http://www.cvent.com/events/ transition-workshop-fort-dix- nj-may-24-25-2016/event- summary- 1cbfb9c8584440ca8f3e81057afc09 63.aspx