DynCorp International team members volunteered their time Saturday, August 4 at USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore (USO-Metro) events in support of the Operation Back to School program. USO-Metro’s Operation Back to School program provides backpacks complete with school supplies to thousands of school-aged children through special events at Fort Belvoir and Fort Meade. DI has proudly supported this program since 2012.
Backpack Distribution Events
DI team members helped set up stations at the USO Warrior and Family center at Fort Belvoir and at the USO Center at Fort Meade for local military children to complete. The educational stations were based on school subjects including math, geography, science, history and art. Each participant received a “report card” which was stamped after completing each station. Once completed, they presented their report cards in exchange for a backpack with school supplies to get them ready for the upcoming school year.
The children and their families also enjoyed snacks and music as part of the event. Between both locations, more than 1,200 families attended the event.
About Operation Back to School
USO-Metro’s Operation Back to School program is held annually to benefit local military children as they prepare for the upcoming school year. Operation Back to School is a fun, one-day program held at Fort Belvoir, Va., and Fort Meade, Md., for military kids ages 5 -12 where they participate in activities that incorporate core subjects such as reading, math, science, history and art. Once they complete all educational activities, each child receives a backpack complete with new school supplies.
About USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore
USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore is the largest center chartered by USO. They have ten locations and a “deployable” Mobile USO that provides signature USO services to the nearly 300,000 military members and their families living in the region and the 150,000 who travel through local airports.
USO-Metro is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization chartered by Congress, and dedicated to “serving those who serve, and their families” in Washington D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia. It is through the generous financial support of individuals and organizations in the local community that USO-Metro is able to fulfill its mission. With the help of thousands of devoted volunteers, USO-Metro provides programs and services for active duty troops and their families at area military hospitals, six USO Centers, four USO airport lounges and the Mobile USO. Signature programs and services include holiday programs like Turkeys for Troops and Project USO Elf, emergency housing and food assistance, and caring for our wounded, ill and injured troops and their caregivers.