Jul
2
10:30 am10:30

BBQ FOR OUR HEROES - 4th of July Celebration

  • Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Over the past 4 years, USASOA has been providing a Saturday afternoon of great American food, leisure, music, and fellowship for our recovering wounded service members that are currently residing at Walter Reed Military Medical Hospital.  The physical and mental injuries sustained by our wounded will often last them a lifetime. The USASOA outdoor BBQ FOR OUR HEROES program has evolved into an amazing morale-boosting event for our ill, injured and wounded who are able to come outside into the warm spring and summer sunlight and be surrounded by loving and caring TEAM USASOA Volunteers who produce a traditional, American BBQ with all the fixin's.  USASOA holds one BBQ a month beginning in May and wrapping up in late October with our famous Chili-Fest.  We hope to expand this program into other military and veteran medical facilities around the nation.  At each BBQ, we feed between 50 and 120 of our ill, injured and wounded heroes. Please consider BUYING A HERO A BURGER by making a tax-deductible donation of any amount now. DONATE

We are looking to expand this terrific program to other military hospitals and clinics around the nation - click the button below to donate to this program or to volunteer and hold a BBQ FOR OUR HEROES in your city or town.

To Volunteer for this program please go to the VOLUNTEERS PAGE on our site to submit a request. Please do not simply show up at Walter Reed if you have not contacted us in advance. Walter Reed is located on a military installation and proper clearances must be had for all civilians to gain base access. 


Jun
23
10:00 am10:00

BOOTS ON THE GROUND Collection Campaign To Assist Our Wounded

  • Giant Food Store

USASOA's BOOTS ON THE GROUND is a grassroots campaign that serves and accomplishes two vital components of the overall USASOA mission. First, it raises awareness among the American people to the current struggle for essential goods and services that many of our ill, injured and wounded and their families encounter. BOTG is also an actual collection drive to gather those various, needed basic items and nonperishable goods for our wounded veterans and their families in need, Many of the items and goods we collect are then distributed to our wounded during our monthly BBQ FOR OUR HEROES event at Walter Reed Military Hospital and through the American Red Cross Stations located within our military hospitals.  USASOA also operates an online Amazon Store where our wounded and their families may log on and order the items they need which are then shipped to them often the next day. Many of the programs we offer are linked into each other in order to delver the most impact and support for our wounded veterans.  If you are interested in holding a BOOTS ON THE GROUND in your neighborhood,  school, office or in front of a grocery store, please contact john@usasoa.org 

Jun
17
11:30 am11:30

USASOA 'BBQ FOR OUR HEROES' at Walter Reed Military Hospital

  • Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

BBQ FOR OUR HEROES - 2017

Over the past 4 years, USASOA has been providing a Saturday afternoon of great American food, leisure, music, and fellowship for our recovering wounded service members that are currently residing at Walter Reed Military Medical Hospital.  The physical and mental injuries sustained by our wounded will often last them a lifetime. The USASOA outdoor BBQ FOR OUR HEROES program has evolved into an amazing morale-boosting event for our ill, injured and wounded who are able to come outside into the warm spring and summer sunlight and be surrounded by loving and caring TEAM USASOA Volunteers who produce a traditional, American BBQ with all the fixin's.  USASOA holds one BBQ a month beginning in May and wrapping up in late October with our famous Chili-Fest.  We hope to expand this program into other military and veteran medical facilities around the nation.  At each BBQ, we feed between 50 and 120 of our ill, injured and wounded heroes. Please consider BUYING A HERO A BURGER by making a tax-deductible donation of any amount now. DONATE

We are looking to expand this terrific program to other military hospitals and clinics around the nation - click the button below to donate to this program or to volunteer and hold a BBQ FOR OUR HEROES in your city or town.

To Volunteer for this program please go to the VOLUNTEERS PAGE on our site to submit a request. Please do not simply show up at Walter Reed if you have not contacted us in advance. Walter Reed is located on a military installation and proper clearances must be had for all civilians to gain base access. 

Jun
10
10:00 am10:00

BOOTS ON THE GROUND Campaign in Annapolis, Maryland

  • Giant Food Store

USASOA's BOOTS ON THE GROUND is a grassroots campaign that serves and accomplishes two vital components of the overall USASOA mission. First, it raises awareness among the American people to the current struggle for essential goods and services that many of our ill, injured and wounded and their families encounter. BOTG is also an actual collection drive to gather those various, needed basic items and nonperishable goods for our wounded veterans and their families in need, Many of the items and goods we collect are then distributed to our wounded during our monthly BBQ FOR OUR HEROES event at Walter Reed Military Hospital and through the American Red Cross Stations located within our military hospitals.  USASOA also operates an online Amazon Store where our wounded and their families may log on and order the items they need which are then shipped to them often the next day. Many of the programs we offer are linked into each other in order to delver the most impact and support for our wounded veterans.  If you are interested in holding a BOOTS ON THE GROUND in your neighborhood,  school, office or in front of a grocery store, please contact john@usasoa.org 

Jun
6
1:30 pm13:30

US Department of Veterans Affairs Unity Summit at Walter Reed Military Hospital

  • Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

USASOA is once again proud to be participating in this year's US Department of Veterans Affairs Unity Summit. Every year, Veteran Service Organizations and other groups gather to introduce their particular missions to our ill, injured and wounded recovering at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda. Maryland. Being a part of this amazing event allows our organization to raise awareness for the programs and services which we provide to our wounded and their families, especially those in need.  We alos look forward to collaborting and working with other interested organizations in further developing programs that better serve our ounded and enhacne the quality of thier lives. 

May
27
11:00 am11:00

OPERATION AT EASE - Peer to Peer Event - Memorial Day Weekend BBQ

OPERATION AT EASE is open to all Veterans, Active Duty, Guardsmen and Reservist of every age and period of service. We want to thank our civilian volunteers who have and continue to support our mission in very extraordinary ways, however, because of the nature of this program, it's designed purpose is for our veterans and military service members only.  

USASOA holds a monthly peer to peer support group for all military and veterans who wish to attend. We realize that not all veterans and service members have plans for Memorial Day weekend and especially since it is a time in which our nation pauses to honor those brave men and women who have come before us - we thought that a traditional outdoor American BBQ would be in order.  At its core objective, OPERATION AT EASE exists to build a spirit of friendship and unity between fellow members of the US military, past and present, in the hope that shared experiences and those yet to be uncovered will help facilitate a renewed sense of belonging and support. We are all in this together and if you feel you may be able to help another veteran or may quietly need support, please feel free to sign up and attend. Come out to enjoy a wonderful afternoon, bring other veterans or service members or make new friends. For additional details on location and time please RSVP by sending an email to OAE@usasoa.org . Be sure to include your full name, email address and a good contact phone number. All personal information will be held in strict confidence. 

OPERATION AT EASE helps to build fellowship and trust through various supportive, therapeutic,  and recreational activities help to break down barriers and help those who would otherwise be too inhibited to do so. While many of the planned activities include:  Fishing, Outdoor BBQ Events, Learning How To Landscape, Garden and Raise Vegetables,  Hiking and Walks,  Day Trips, Visiting Military Retirement Homes and Other Social Events that foster and build a renewed sense of belonging and trust which is of paramount importance to being able to express the personal experiences encountered as active duty service or as a veteran.

May
26
7:00 pm19:00

Military Appreciation Night at The Brig in DC

  • The Brig

May is MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH and every year, USASOA takes this opportunity to thank our fellow service members and veterans of all ages and eras for their service and sacrifice to our nation and for our cherished freedoms. This year, we have partnered with the terrific owners, managers, and staff at The Brig Beer Garden on Barracks Row on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC to host our annual MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT. This event is as much of an awareness campaign as it is a fundraiser to support our mission of directly impacting the quality of life for our wounded service members, veterans, and their families - especially those in need and who struggle every day. Events like this allow all grateful Americans to come together in celebration of the commitment of thousands of brave men and women of our Armed Forces and to thank them for their incredible courage and sacrifices in defending our great nation. We look forward to a wonderful evening and we ask everyone to please take view the programs and service we provide by going to our Programs and Services Page
PURCHASE A $10. WRISTBAND AND ENJOY HAPPY HOUR PRICES - $5. FOR ALL ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS. THE PURCHASE OF A WRISTBAND ALSO INCUDES A CHANCE TO WIN 2 FREE TICKETS TO A NATS GAME IN DC. RAFFLES WILL BE HELD FOR A BASKET OF CHEER, GIFT CERTIFICATES TO VARIOUS STORES AND RESTAURANTS IN THE DC AREA AND MUCH MORE

May
21
2:00 pm14:00

Ambassador's League Monthly Meeting

  • United Soldiers and SAilors of America

The members of our Ambassador's League represent and fulfill the USASOA overall mission to bring care and comfort to our ill, injured and wounded service members and veterans and their families. All of our organization's programs are designed to actively engage our ill. injured, and wounded service members and veterans on a one on one basis. USASOA Ambassador's directly assist our wounded service members and veterans while they are involved in our programs and in our care or when we make visits to our local military hospitals. Once a month we hold an orientation and training session for new volunteers who wish to join this program and to plan for the upcoming month's projects. The class is taught by professional health care providers who offer their services to our organization and volunteers free of charge. All current Ambassadors are asked to please send an RSVP to Matthew@usasoa.org for this meeting so we can ensure we have enough refreshments.

If you are interested in becoming a USASOA Ambassador, please go to the Volunteers Page now and fill out the form. This incredible program allows appreciative and caring Americans to have a direct impact on the quality of life for our wounded heroes. Sign up now, volunteer or take on a larger role within our organization.  

May
20
10:00 am10:00

BBQ FOR OUR HEROES

USASOA will begin our 4th season of holding BBQ FOR OUR HEROES at Walter Reed Military Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland.  We hold one BBQ a month up until late October when we close out our season with our famous CHILI-FEST. Volunteers are always needed. Please go to the Volunteers Page, complete the form and we will be back in touch very soon. 

Make a difference in the lives of our wounded defenders of freedom - show them you care enough to volunteer your time and energy to making their lives a little better. This is an amazing morale boosting event for both the wounded and our volunteers. 

Make a difference in the lives of our wounded defenders of freedom - show them you care enough to volunteer your time and energy to making their lives a little better. This is an amazing morale boosting event for both the wounded and our volunteers. 

May
17
10:00 am10:00

USASOA Ambassadors Visit to Walter Reed Military Hospital

"In Gratitude For Their Sacrifices" 

The USASOA Ambassador's League will be stationed at the Warrior's Cafe at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Wednesday, May 17m 2017 from 10 am to 2 pm to present our wounded warriors with items donated to us by grateful Americans through our BOOTS ON THE GROUND collection drive on Saturday, May 13th at the Giant Food Store in Annapolis, Maryland. We will also be distributing more items needed most by our wounded at our upcoming BBQ FOR OUR HEROES event on Saturday, May 20th at Walter Reed.

If anyone is interested in joining our Ambassador's League, please click the Volunteers page to sign up. This particular event is being held on a Wednesday but if anyone is free and would like to join our other Ambassadors, please sign up soon as possible as we will need to secure base access for you.

Please take a moment to look at the USASOA Programs and Service to see how you may be able to contibute your time, energy and skills to helping support our wounded and their families. 

 

May
14
11:00 am11:00

USASOA - VSO Monthly Brunch for May 2017

  • Columbia Firehouse Restaurant

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! We welcome all Veteran Service Organizations, volunteers and anyone who would like to join us for our monthly brunch in and around the DC Metro Area.  This month we will be holding our May brunch at the Columbia Firehouse Restaurant in Alexandria, Virginia. Click to view their website:   Please RVSP by sending an email to john@usasoa.org  Please include how many will be attending and a good contact phone number. We need all RSVP's by May 12th. 

Join us at the Columbia Firehouse for our May Brunch on Sunday, May 14th at 11 am. Learn more about USASOA and other participating Veteran and Military Organizations. 

Join us at the Columbia Firehouse for our May Brunch on Sunday, May 14th at 11 am. Learn more about USASOA and other participating Veteran and Military Organizations. 

May
13
10:00 am10:00

Boots On The Ground Collection Campaign

  • Giant Food Store

For over 4 years now, our BOOTS ON THE GROUND program has served to accomplish two vital components of the overall USASOA mission. First, it raises awareness among the American people to the current struggle for essential goods and services that many of our ill, injured and wounded and their families encounter.  The second part of BOTG  is that it is an actual collection drive to gather various basic items and goods for our wounded in need,  If you are interested in holding a BOOTS ON THE GROUND in your neighborhood,  school, office or in front of a grocery store, please contact us.

We will be holding our May 2017 BOOTS ON THE GROUND campaign at the Giant Food Store, 948 Bay Ridge Road, Annapolis, Maryland on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 10 am to 2 pm. Volunteers are needed to collect items that Giant customers drop off to us as they leave the store and to also thank them for their incredible act of kindness and appreciation for the supporting our wounded heroes and their families.

May
6
11:00 am11:00

USASOA Volunteer Orientation and Training Session

  • United Soldiers and Sailors of America

BE A PART OF SOMETHING GREATER THAN YOURSELF. JOIN TODAY

There is no better way to honor those brave men and women who have made incredible sacrifices for o ur freedom than to take an active and dynamic role in providing for their overall care and well-being. Through our programs and services, we offer any grateful American the ability to give - back to our wounded veterans in very meaningful ways that have a direct and supportive impact on the quality of their lives. 

Some of the volunteer opportunities include a direct and personal connection in working directly with the wounded and as such we require that all USASOA volunteers undergo an orientation and training session provided by seasoned and professional health care workers and trained veteran service providers.

Regardless of what part of the country you may live, you have the opportunity to join USASOA and our ever expanding nonprofit organization. We firmly believe that all veterans are our greatest national treasures and therefore, we work to ensure that they are treated as such. With USASOA it's Mission First. 

If you are unable to make this meeting, but you would still like to attend -  we will be broadcasting it live on our YouTube Channel. Make sure to sign up prior to the meeting by clicking the Volunteers Page and submitting the form.

May
1
May 31

USASOA 'CENTS FOR SOLDIERS'

USASOA proudly announces that our supporting partners at Modell's Sporting Goods will be hosting our CENTS FOR SOLDIERS fundraising program in thier store locations during the month of May. Our donation boxes will be at each sales counter and when a Modell's customer makes a donation of at least $1. into the donation box, our friends at Modell's will provide a 15% discount. Please support our wounded heroes by shopping at Modell's Sporting Goods during the month of May and take advantage of huge savings as well. Find a Modells Sporting Goods location near you: www.Modells.com IT'S A WIN WIN SITUATION - www.CentsForSoldiers.org

 

USASOA - VSO - Monthly Brunch for April - 2017
Apr
2
11:00 am11:00

USASOA - VSO - Monthly Brunch for April - 2017

  • Level One Restaurant

Please join the staff and volunteers of USASOA and other interested Veteran Service Organizations (VSO's) for a monthly brunch to build camaraderie and friendship among civilians and veterans who work and advocate for the veteran community at large. This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone who may also be interested in learning more about how they can volunteer their energy and skills to helping our veterans within a more structured manner.

BBQ for Our Heroes
Mar
10
6:00 pm18:00

BBQ for Our Heroes

  • Dinosaur BBQ

Come join United Soldiers and Sailors of America @ Dinosaur BBQ as we "BBQ for our Heroes"! USASOA invites the Local Syracuse Community to join us for this important cause to Support our Nation's Heroes. USASOA is a 100% All- Volunteer - 501c3 Non-Profit. Our mission is to provide the Essentials for daily living such as: Food, Shelter, Utilities, Toiletries and more to our Combat Wounded Service Members and their Families.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bbq-for-our-heroes-tickets-29784711875
 

Your Ticket Purchase will Entitle you to: Free Parking, Food and Live Music.

Music will be performed by: Phase II

Silent Auction and Basket Raffle Items will be provided by Local Syracuse Companies! 
 

Attire: Business Casual

Please come out and show your Support for those who Sacrificed so much Defending our Freedoms. Without you and your Contributions, we would not be able to provide these Services that our Combat Wounded rely on and need the most.
See you there!

Santa's Soldiers - Toy Drive For Our Sick Military Children
Dec
10
8:00 pm20:00

Santa's Soldiers - Toy Drive For Our Sick Military Children

  • The Ugly Mug

Please help support our sick military children who will be in the hospital on Christmas. Our military families also serve and their need is just as great as those of our civilian counterparts. Please remember to support those who defend the very freedom that allows us to celebrate Christmas in the first place. Join us in support and celebration of our military families this Christmas and Holiday Season. May God bless and protect our great nation and the military families. 

Toasting Our Heroes
Nov
18
7:00 pm19:00

Toasting Our Heroes

  • Fathom Gallery

Wine and Cheese Tasting Benefit

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/toasting-our-heroes-tickets-27611337253

USASOA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides combat wounded servicemembers/veterans and their families with donated funding and supplies essential to daily life.

USASOA's mission is to provide the essentials for daily living such as: food, shelter, utilities, toiletries and more to our combat wounded service members and their families, many of whom have fallen through the safety net of government and other nonprofit organizations programs and services. Our wounded service members are our greatest national treasures and USASOA ensures that they will be treated as such by having a direct impact on the very quality of their lives.

Attire: Unifom or Business Casual

Waggin N' Walking Dog Walk
Oct
22
11:00 am11:00

Waggin N' Walking Dog Walk

  • Dupont Circle

Join United Soldiers and Sailors of America - USASOA for WAGGIN N' WALKIN - a dog walk fundraiser to raise awareness and funds for our wounded defenders of freedom and their families who are struggling for the essentials of daily life: food, shelter, utilities, toiletries and much more. USASOA also advocates for the overall health and well-being of our entire veteran community - we strongly believe that our veterans are our greatest national treasures and work to ensure that they are treated as such. Don't have a dog, then walk with us anyway or bring your strollers and ride your bikes. We have asked the First Lady, Michele Obama to greet us as we arrive at our destination at the plaza in front of the White House.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/waggin-n-walking-charity-dog-walk-to-support-our-wounded-heroes-in-need-tickets-27636118374?aff=efbevent

May
21
11:00 am11:00

BBQ For Our Heroes

Proudly, USASOA will be holding our third year of BBQ For Our Heroes on the grounds at Walter Reed Military Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. Beginning in May and wrapping up in October with our Chili-Fest, Team USASOA volunteers bring our ill, injured and wounded heroes a terrific traditional American-Style BBQ with all of the fix'ins. Our morale boosting BBQ's feed our wounded and raise their spirits.

USASOA's "Salute to Service"
Dec
5
7:00 pm19:00

USASOA's "Salute to Service"

  • United States Navy Memorial-Naval Heritage Center

United Soldiers and Sailors of America's

Annual Benefit

"Salute to Service"

Honoring the United States Army

As a 100% all volunteer 501c3 nonprofit organization USASOA depends on the contributions of grateful Americans to continue our core mission of providing Food, Shelter, Utilities, Toiletries and the essentials to our wounded service members and their families who have fallen through the safety net of government and other nonprofits programs and services. Our annual gala and other fundraising activities throughout the year permit us to continue our mission and to further the direct impact we have on the lives of our wounded who have and continue sacrifice so much for our freedom.

Proudly, this is our second annual gala and by attending or supporting our mission you too will have the self-satisfaction of knowing that your donation to USASOA is actually reaching the wounded in the way you intended: to have an direct and meaningful impact on the quality of their lives.

Each year USASOA honors one of the five branches of our Armed Forces – this year join us in saluting the brave men and women of the United States Army. Enjoy an evening of live music by Drew Stevyns from ‘America’s Got Talent’, open bar, incredible appetizers, silent auction items and special patronage gifts. Shortly, we will also be announcing our very special guest speaker who will provide the key note address.

This will be a Washington, DC event to remember and look forward to again next year. It is because of their sacrifice that we are able to enjoy our freedom and liberties every day - this is a great opportunity to show them your support.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/usasoas-salute-to-service-at-the-united-states-navy-memorial-naval-heritage-center-tickets-17672753682

Gala Attire:

Military Members: Dress Uniform
Civilians: Suit and Tie / Cocktail Attire
 

 

The Eagle's Night Out
Oct
9
11:00 am11:00

The Eagle's Night Out

You can have a direct impact on the lives of our wounded and their families by dining out at a participating restaurant - each restaurant will be contributing a portion of their sales for the evening to our mission. If you know of a restaurant who would like to join this event please contact us.

Support the USASOA volunteer mission to provide FOOD, SHELTER, UTILITIES, TOILETRIES and the essentials to our combat wounded defenders of freedom, many of whom have fallen through the safety net of government and other programs and services designed to help them.

Barracks Row Fall Festival
Sep
26
11:00 am11:00

Barracks Row Fall Festival

  • Marine Barracks

For the second year, USASOA will have a booth and presence at the Marine Corp Marine Barracks Washington 8th & I Festival - please stop by and say hello. We will be holding a FREE RAFFLE for two tickets to a MASN Nationals baseball game for our active duty service members. We havent forgotten our civilian citizens either - we will be holding a 50/50 RAFFLE for everyone - tickets are just $1. and you do not need to be present to win. All proceeds will benefit our volunteer 501c3 nonprofit. Help us bring about awareness to the American people as to the serious needs and challenges that are facing our veterans and especially our wounded defenders of freedom.

BBQ for Our Heroes
Jun
27
12:00 pm12:00

BBQ for Our Heroes

  • Walter Reed Military Medical Center, BLDG 62 Patio

Building 62 Patio
1200 - 1630

Come out and enjoy LIVE MUSIC, BBQ and COLD DRINKS on a BEAUTIFUL SUNNY AFTERNOON!!!

Feb
28
7:00 pm19:00

USASOA - Bull& Oyster Roast

  • Harford American Legion Post #39

United Soldiers and Sailiors of America's

Bull & Oyster Roast

Pit Beef & Turkey, Oysters, Macaroni & Potato Salads, Cheese Trays, Mixed Green Salads, Crab Soup and Desserts!

Beer & Soda

Live Music by Dave Reed

All Proceeds from this Roast will Support the Mission of USASOA

Tickets Available @ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/usasoa-bull-oyster-roast-tickets-14947662862

Come out for a Fun Time, Good Food and a Great Cause!

"Salute to Service'' -  Annual Benefit
Nov
22
8:00 pm20:00

"Salute to Service'' - Annual Benefit

  • Clyde's of Gallery Place - Piedmont Room

United Soldiers and Sailors of America - Annual Benefit
A Tribute to the United States Marine Corps

USASOA is proud to present an award of recognition to our guest of honor - Corporal Casey Allison, USMC for his service, sacrifice and embodiment of the Marine Corps values of Honor, Courage and Commitment.

Live music will be performed by; Drew Stevyns

Open Bar, Hors d'oeuvres and Silent Auction Items

Benefit Attire:
Military Members: Formal Uniform
Civilians: Suit and Tie

Tickets are available on Eventbrite for $82.99
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/usasoa-annual-benefit-salute-to-service-tickets-12305537193

“Trick or Treat” Halloween Costume Fundraiser
Nov
1
Nov 2

“Trick or Treat” Halloween Costume Fundraiser

  • The Ugly Mug

USASOA invites you out for a fun and frightening evening in support of our ill, injured and combat wounded service members recovering at our military hospitals.


Proceeds from the event will go directly towards Care and Comfort items that will be delivered to Walter Reed Military Medical Hospital.

$10 Wristbands for Food and Drink Specials
*Raffle Items and Costume of the Night Prize*

Clothes make a statement. Costumes tell a story!