As our service members and military families work tirelessly and make daily sacrifices, even the smallest reminder of home can have a huge impact. Spending time away from family and friends during the holidays is tough, especially when service members are in difficult training rotations or in remote places of the world. That’s why the USO goes into overdrive during the holidays to help bring a piece of home to service members and their families, no matter where they are. (Events are subject to change, please visit our Facebook page for current updates.)
USO Hawaii Holiday Events and Programs:
November 27: USO JBPHH Thanks’ Gaming’ Teen Night. Teens grades 9-12 are invited for an evening of bingo, pizza, and prizes!
November 28: USO Honolulu Ft Shafter Thanksgiving Dinner. USO Honolulu would like to give thanks to our service members this holiday season with a Thanksgiving dinner hosted on Fort Shafter on November 28th at 11:00 AM. Single and unaccompanied soldiers are welcome to join us to enjoy turkey and all the fixings, while supplies last.
November 28: USO Schofield Barracks Thanksgiving Day Feast. USO Schofield gives thanks to our service members for their hard work, dedication, and sacrifices this Thanksgiving Day at 11:00 AM. Single and unaccompanied service members, please join us for a day of laughter, good food, great company, and awesome door prizes. You won’t want to miss out on the opportunity to win a drone, tickets, and many more prizes!
December 1 - 23: USO JBPHH Cozy for a Cause. Cozy for a Cause supports single service members by providing them with a stocking filled with gifts on Christmas. Interested in supporting single service members during the holidays? Donate stocking stuffers to USO JBPHH, December 1-23, Sunday –Monday, 5:00am-6:00pm. Suggested Items: New card games, books, pre-packaged snacks, candy, hot chocolate, and toiletries. Donation Drop-off Location: USO JBPHH AMC Passenger Terminal. Questions? Contact USO JBPHH Staff at firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the following link for further information:
December 3: USO Schofield Coffee Connection- Holiday Edition ‘Let’s Have an Elfin’ Good Time!’ Join the USO for a special holiday-themed Military Spouse Coffee Connection. We’ll play elf games and a partake in a holiday gift exchange; all gifts will be provided by the USO! Please join us as we host a small gathering for military spouses to connect with each other while enjoying a cup of coffee. This is a great way to network, share advice, discuss local events, and meet new friends! All military spouses are welcome to attend. Please RSVP using the link to attend this FREE event.
December 7: Join us for our annual Military Appreciation Day at Wet’n’Wild, from 10:30am - 5:00pm. All military and their dependents are invited for a day of fun in the sun! Come out to relax and refresh with friends and family and let USO Hawaii say thank you for all that you do! Admission is FREE for military members and their dependents. The park will be closed to the general public all day!
December 18: Tripler Cookie Caravan. USO Honolulu staff and volunteers will bring holiday cheer with homemade cookies to the nurses and patients at Tripler Army Medical Center.
December 18: USO Hawaii Deployed Spouse Brunch at MCBH. Spouses and children of deployed service members are invited to join us for a memorable morning with our special guest, USO CEO wife, Mrs. Kristin Crouch. USO Hawaii wants to celebrate the Holidays with you and help to send some “Aloha” to your deployed service member! RSVP is required as space is limited.
December 20: USO JBPHH Winter Wonderland Movie on the Lawn Bring the family for an evening of gingerbread house building with a viewing of The Santa Clause (1994) for its 25th anniversary! Gingerbread house activity begins at 5PM. Showtime begins at 6:30PM. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.
December 20: USO & Bellator Present Salute the Troops. We’re excited to announce that for the second year in a row, Bellator and USO Present: Salute the Troops! This event will take place Dec. 20 at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center. FREE vouchers will be available for all Military ID card holders and up to four guests.
December 24: USO Schofield Barracks Christmas Eve - St. Nick’s Story Time from 10:00- 11:30 am and 1:00pm-2:30pm. Join St. Nick and USO Schofield on Christmas Eve for a reading of the Night Before Christmas. Santa will be available for a special story time and pictures. We will also have cookies, hot chocolate, and Christmas giveaways! Have a merry time with us by making a reservation through the Eventbrite link provided on our website.
December 24: Free tickets for the SoFi Hawaii Bowl and Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic, tickets will be given out at each USO Hawaii location starting in December. For updates, follow us on Facebook.
December 25: USO Schofield Barracks ‘Friendsmas’. Single & unaccompanied service members are invited to join us at 11:00 AM to enjoy a holiday feast and play reindeer games! Wear your holiday aloha ‘tackiest’ for a chance to win prizes! While Supplies Last!
December 25: USO Honolulu Christmas Brunch at Ft Shafter. USO Honolulu would like to celebrate the holiday season with our service members by hosting a Christmas Brunch at Fort Shafter on December 25th at 11:00 AM on the DFAC patio (BLDG 503B). Single and unaccompanied soldiers are welcome to join us and enjoy a seasonal brunch, while supplies last!
The dedication and sacrifice of our service members and their families is what keeps this country safe – they are a Force for good in the world. You, too, can #BeTheForce Behind the Forces. To volunteer with USO Hawaii, visit www.volunteers.uso.org today.
Thank you to our sponsors for making these events & programs possible!
*About the USO:*
The USO strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. At hundreds of locations worldwide, we are united in our commitment to connect our service members and their families through countless acts of caring, comfort, and support. The USO is a private, nonprofit organization, not a government agency. Our programs, services and entertainment tours are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners, and the dedication of our volunteers and staff.
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