Stars and Stripes Benefit for the Troops

Oct 10th, 2019
7:00 PM EDT (1900Q)

The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner
1700 Tysons Blvd
Tysons, VA 22102

Sponsorship’s and tickets are available now! Please email giving@usometro.org for more information about our 17th Annual Stars & Stripes Benefit for the Troops event!

USO-Metro’s Stars and Stripes Benefit for the Troops is a networking fundraiser that brings together industry professionals, business and community leaders, USO supporters, and military heroes with some of the largest businesses and the government contracting companies located in the Washington-Baltimore region.

This USO retro themed event benefits USO-Metro’s vital support programs for the area’s service members and their families, including support of the injured, ill and recovering. Join us in supporting our troops and their families on October 10, 2019. Your support will help thousands of military members and their families living and traveling throughout the Washington-Baltimore region. USO-Metro services include programs for transitioning service members, military spouses, children with deployed parents located within the National Capital Region, family engagement programs, holiday programming and much more.

This year USO-Metro is especially excited to showcase Combat2Canvas. Combat2Canvas has such a strong impact on ill, injured, and wounded service members – allowing them to reflect on their experience in the military, and address the symptoms and struggles of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and addiction. Under the leadership of trained artists, service members transform their old combat uniforms into handmade paper, and create canvases that most encapsulate their experiences in combat and while in service. Combat2Canvas is a program that provides a space, a small community, and a canvas – three very simple components – time and time again reconstructs how these service members communicate; organize thought; access optimistic beliefs, and how they function daily.

Dress is Business Casual & Cocktail Attire



Special thanks to everyone involved in making the 2018 Stars and Stripes Benefit for the Troops the most successful one yet!

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors: Live! Casino & Hotel | Culmen International, LLC. | Giant Foods | CenturyLink & Ciena | Dell EMC | FireEye | iHeartMedia DC| Military Times | AT&T | Verizon | Buchanan & Edwards | Equinex | Monster Energy | Phillips | Fortinet | Southern Management Corporation | Pratt & Whitney | DC Capital Partners | Deloitte | Defense One | IBM | Nokia | Susan & Bob Koehler

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Other Upcoming Events

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    Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport USO Lounge

    USO International Gateway Lounge, BWI Marshall Airport, Linthicum, MD 21090

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    Apr 21st, 2019 5:30 PM EDT (1730Q)

  2. Bob Hope Legacy Reading Program (BWI) 

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    USO International Gateway Lounge, BWI Marshall Airport, Linthicum, MD 21090

    Military deploying can choose a book for their child(ren) and video record themselves reading the book to them. The book & DVD are mailed to the family free of charge.

    Apr 21st, 2019 5:30 PM EDT (1730Q)

  3. WTU Bingo (Belvoir) 

    USO Warrior and Family Center at Fort Belvoir

    5940 9th Street, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060

    Open to wounded, ill and injured service members, their dependents and Caregivers. Dinner is included. No registration required

    Apr 22nd, 2019 5:00 PM EDT (1700Q)

  4. Honest Soul Yoga (Belvoir) 

    USO Warrior and Family Center at Fort Belvoir

    5940 9th Street, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060

    Yoga focuses on learning physical poses and includes breathing techniques. It can help an individual relax and move his/her body in new ways. Yoga offers the greatest health benefits by enabling one to develop flexibility, strength, and balance. Thi…

    Apr 22nd, 2019 5:30 PM EDT (1730Q)

  5. Project Healing Waters (Resiliency Program - WTU Only) 

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    5940 9th Street, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060

    Project Healing Waters provides fly tying and casting instruction, along with rod building techniques. Those who participate in the program are eligible to attend a variety of fishing outings.

    Apr 22nd, 2019 6:30 PM EDT (1830Q)

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    4565 Taylor Road, Bethesda, MD 20889

    USO-Metro offers a structured art program for families to participate in on a weekly basis. Various art forms have been explored including visual art, music, acting, dance, and more.

    Apr 23rd, 2019 4:00 PM EDT (1600Q)

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