USO leadership visits Scott AFB Total Force Military and Family Readiness Teams

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  • By Christopher Parr
  • 932nd Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The 932nd Airlift Wing recently hosted a significant visit from key figures of the United Service Organizations (USO), aimed at bolstering support for active duty, Reserve, and Air National Guard service members and their families stationed here at Scott AFB.

On March 26, Rebecca Parkes, USO Regional President, along with Amanda Schmidt, USO Missouri Executive Director, and Megan Kidd, USO Missouri Field Program Specialist, met with commanders from the 375th Air Mobility Wing, 932nd AW, 126th Air Refueling Wing, and their respective Military and Family Readiness Center directors.

The primary objective of the meeting was to address the unique operational demands of each wing, recognizing their distinct battle rhythms. This engagement allowed for an in-depth discussion on tailoring USO support to meet the specific needs of service members and their families within the Scott AFB community.

"The 932nd AW utilizes many off-base agencies to support our service members, and one of our biggest deployment support agencies is the USO," said Christopher “CJ” Johnson, 932nd Force Support Squadron, Military and Family Readiness program manager. "The data we will collect will assist USO Missouri  to develop a foundation of support, tailored to the Air Force Reserve population, here at Scott AFB."

Expressing gratitude for the commitment and service of the USO, the 932nd AW welcomed the latest news that Scott AFB has been reintegrated into the USO Missouri region.

USO Missouri, equally enthusiastic about the regional partnership, eagerly anticipates supporting the upcoming 932nd AW field exercise scheduled from April 5-7. This support will include morale and welfare functions, as well as providing food for all participants, underscoring the USO's ongoing dedication to enhancing the well-being of military personnel and their families.