For the fifth consecutive year, DynCorp International proudly supported the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore (USO-Metro) Operation Back to School program. The annual program provides backpacks and school supplies to 3,000 school-aged military children in the region.
As a corporate sponsor, DI team members also served as volunteers to help pack the thousands of backpacks with pencils, folders, markers and other supplies, as well as take part during distribution events at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, and Fort Meade, Maryland.
Operation Back to School Events
USO-Metro’s Operation Back to School program benefits local military children as they prepare for the upcoming school year. The fun and educational one-day programs held at Fort Belvoir and Fort Meade are geared towards kids ages 5 -12. Students complete activities that incorporate core subjects such as reading, math, science, history and art to receive a backpack complete with new school supplies.
DI team members volunteered to set up and man stations at the events that took place Saturday, August 1, 2015.
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.