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State Project

“A Force on the Move”

USO and Oscar Mike

Emerson Sites-Byers, State President
Brandie Klee, Senior State President

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How the Two Projects Work Together:
The USO supports active duty military and Oscar Mike focuses on the veterans. By combining these two projects we will learn about the entire cycle of today’s soldiers.

Why These Projects:
USO: The people who serve our country put their lives at stake. I believe that they should be respected heavily. They also need to relax once in a while. The USO recognizes this and provides entertainment for soldiers. The families of the soldiers are worried about them. The USO also provides the families comfort and care while their loved one is in the military. They will also comfort and care for them if the soldier lost their life while serving. The USO connects to me because I am thinking about joining the military when I get older.

Oscar Mike: Veterans who have been wounded while serving in the military have the opportunity to stay active. This is important because veterans might feel like they can’t stay active anymore because of their injury; and Oscar Mike says that they can keep active. Sports and activities are what I love to do. Oscar Mike connects to me, they offer sports and activities to the veterans.

Project Goals:
1. These projects will focus on the following standing committees: Veterans, Public Relations, American History, and Patriotic Education,
2. To teach our members to understand what the soldiers go through their service and respect their sacrifices.
3. To help active duty members and veterans to recover mentally and physically from their service.
4. To support our active duty military relax and have fun when they are on base or on leave.
5. To get PA C.A.R. to be more active with Wreaths Across America at Fort Indiantown Gap
6. To force PA C.A.R. to get moving with our veterans throughout the year.

Oscar Mike Background:
Mission: Oscar Mike is a non-profit organization that helps injured veterans stay active. To keep the veterans ¨on the move¨, the veterans participate and complete road races, marathons, triathlons, obstacle course races, and much more.

Oscar Mike Vision: “We strive to be a leading provider of funding for injured Veterans to participate in life-changing adaptive sports. We utilize 100% of donations to the Oscar Mike foundation 501(c)(3) Public Non-Profit and proceeds from our Oscar Mike Apparel Sales to provide support to injured Veterans looking for an opportunity to stay active. By focusing on the arena of adaptive sports, the Oscar Mike Foundation assists in offering an outlet for an ongoing competitive lifestyle to thousands of American Veterans who have sacrificed for the defense of our country.
Certified 501(c)(3) public non-profit.

The funds raised will go to Pennsylvania veterans registration fees into Oscar Mike.

USO Background:
Mission: The United Service Organization (USO) is a non-profit organization that “…strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation.”–USO Website

USO History and Vision:”For over 77 years, the USO has
been the nation’s leading organization to serve the men and women in the U.S. military, and their families, throughout their time in uniform. From the moment they join, through their assignments and deployments, and as they transition back to their communities, the USO is always by their side.
Today’s USO continuously adapts to the needs of our men and women in uniform and their families, so they can focus on their very important mission. We operate USO centers at or near military installations across the United States and throughout the world, including in combat zones, and even un-staffed USO service sites in places too dangerous for anyone but combat troops to occupy.”— USO Website
United Service Organizations, Inc. (USO) is a not-for-profit, congressionally chartered, private organization devoted exclusively to strengthening America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation.– USO Website

Project: To purchase furniture for the USO “family room” at the Pennsylvania National Guard headquarters in Indiantown Gap. A plaque be placed to acknowledge PA C.A.R.’s donation.