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The United Service Organizations (USO) have provided a bridge between the American people and the U.S. Its slogan is, “Until Every One Comes Home.”It all started in 1941, just prior to World War II with President Franklin D. Roosevelt. armed forces.Six civilian agencies answered the call: the Salvation Army, Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA), Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA), National Catholic Community Services, National Travelers Aid Association and the National Jewish Welfare Board. Thus the USO was formed, entirely supported by private citizens and organizations.The USO centers established the “Home Away from Home” theme for the GIs. The facilities were opened in such unlikely places as churches, log cabins, castles, barns, beach clubs, yachts, railroad sleeping cars, storefronts, museums and old mansions.The USO centers meant many things to the military. The USO/Bob Hope partnership formed and continued for more than five decades.From 1941 to 1947, there were no fewer than 428,521 live performances for the USO Camp Shows. Americans came together as never before, and by the war`s end the USO could claim that more than 1.5 million volunteers had provided services during the war.By 1947, with the war over, the USO`s public support declined and the organization all but disbanded. With more than a million service members stationed abroad, the Department of Defense requested continued service for the military, and the USO expanded its efforts worldwide.The 1960s brought many challenges to the USO, now that several clubs were located in combat zones. In 1963 the first USO center opened in Saigon, Vietnam, which was followed by 17 centers throughout the country, and six in Thailand. Even with some Americans at home debating Vietnam War policies, the USO continued to assist soldiers far away from home, by whatever means necessary.The 1970s came quickly with the draft ending and the need for the USO was once again questioned. Isolation of the military from civilian influences is not, we believe at this time, in the interest of our nation.”With those agencies` full support, the USO launched into a new era of peacetime service. USO moved its headquarters from New York to Washington, D.C., in 1977 and became recognized as a national agency serving the armed forces.Outreach programs began worldwide and more USO centers were established in airports to assist the needs of military travelers. More centers were opened in Israel, Europe, the South Pacific, the Caribbean, and the Far East.A big day for the USO organization arrived in 1987 with the signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding between the USO and the Department of Defense. The agreement specifies that the USO is "the principal channel representing civilian concern for the United States armed forces worldwide."The Iraq invasion of Kuwait in 1990 prompted a massive relocation of U.S. Once more, numerous famous entertainers volunteered their talents for the morale and encouragement of the American soldiers.The Persian Gulf War also brought additional challenges, and the USO responded by opening three new centers and establishing the USO Mobile Canteen Program. Back on the home front, the USO continued to support military families who suffered hardships.For those involved in Operation Iraqi Freedom, men and women in uniform gained access to their loved ones at home and abroad through e-mail provided by the USO centers. In 2004, the USO dispatched 55 celebrity tours to 22 countries, where 348,000 service men and women were entertained.As of 2004 the USO is currently operating 123 centers in 10 countries and 21 states, proving that no matter where people in uniform are stationed, they are identified and provided with information to make their lives easier. Thirty-one USO airport centers assist the military travelers with connections, layovers, missing luggage and foreign language translation.Even today, amidst terrorist threats and continued acts of war, the USO continues to respond to the needs of those who serve the country, “Until Every One Comes Home.”


USO History

Just prior to the onset of America’s involvement in World War II in 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt sought to unite several service associations into one organization to lift the morale of our military and nourish support on the home front. Those entities – the Salvation Army, Young Men’s Christian Association, Young Women’s Christian Association, National Catholic Community Services, National Travelers Aid Association, and the National Jewish Welfare Board - became the United Service Organizations or, the USO.

Today, the USO has continued to support our nation’s military and their families for over seven decades as they defend our country and its freedoms. By providing support to our servicemen and women as they perform their most challenging duties around the world, our credo is to be always by their side.

The reach of the USO’s more than 250 centers extends to countries on every continent, operated by thousands of staff and volunteers whose goals are to match our service members’ vigilance and provide best-in-class service to those who sacrifice so much for America.


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Joshua Samuel Fatu (Jey) and Jonathan Solofa Fatu (Jimmy) were born in San Francisco, California on August 22, 1985 (Jonathan is the older twin by 9 minutes), [2] the sons of Talisua Fuavai and professional wrestler Solofa Fatu (Rikishi). [3] The brothers attended Escambia High School in Pensacola, Florida, where they played competitive football. They continued their football careers at University of West Alabama, where they both played linebacker. Jonathan played one season (2003), while Joshua played from 2003 to 2005. [9]

World Wrestling Entertainment/WWE Edit

Florida Championship Wrestling (2009–2010) Edit

Jimmy Uso (Jonathan Fatu) appeared at the Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) television tapings on November 5, accompanying Donny Marlow to the ring. [10] Jimmy also appeared in a dark match prior to the FCW television tapings on November 19, defeating Titus O'Neil. [11]

The Fatu Brothers began 2010 by defeating The Rotundo Brothers (Duke and Bo) on January 14. [12] In a clash of the generational wrestlers on February 18, The Rotundo Brothers teamed up with Wes Brisco to defeat The Usos and Donny Marlow. [13] They continued their association with Marlow at the television tapings on February 25, when he accompanied them to ringside for a victory against Titus O'Neil and Big E Langston. [14] In March they were joined by Sarona Snuka, who began acting as their manager and on March 13, The Usos defeated The Fortunate Sons (Joe Hennig and Brett DiBiase) to win the FCW Florida Tag Team Championship. [15] [16] [17] They made their first title defense at the March 18 television tapings by defeating The Dudebusters (Trent Baretta and Caylen Croft) to retain. [18] They went on to successfully defend the championship against Percy Watson and Darren Young, Hunico and Tito Nieves, Skip Sheffield and Darren Young, and The Dudebusters, who they defeated by disqualification when Tamina pulled the referee out of the ring to stop him from counting the pinfall. [19] [20] [21] [22] On June 3, The Usos lost the Florida Tag Team Championship to "Los Aviadores" (Hunico and Dos Equis). [15] [23]

Main roster debut and various feuds (2010–2013) Edit

On the May 24, 2010, episode of Raw, The Usos and Tamina made their debut as heels by attacking the Unified WWE Tag Team Champions, The Hart Dynasty (Tyson Kidd, David Hart Smith, and Natalya). [24] [25] [26] The following week, Raw General Manager Bret Hart stated that he had signed them to contracts. That night, the trio cut a promo, stating that they were looking for respect for their families. They were interrupted and attacked by The Hart Dynasty, who were seeking revenge for the surprise attack the previous week. [27] The Usos attempted to attack The Hart Dynasty again on the June 7 episode of Raw, but The Harts were ready and gained the upper hand. [28] The Usos made their in-ring debut for the brand on the June 17 episode of Superstars, defeating Goldust and Mark Henry. [29] Three days later they made their pay-per-view debut by losing to The Hart Dynasty in a six-person mixed tag team match at Fatal 4-Way. [30] The Usos were scheduled to face The Hart Dynasty on the June 28 episode of Raw, but the match never started as The Usos instead attacked The Harts when they were entering the ring. [31] The Usos defeated The Hart Dynasty for the first time in a six-person mixed tag team match on the July 12 episode of Raw when Jey pinned Smith. [32] The Usos challenged The Harts for the Unified Tag Team Championship at the Money in the Bank pay-per-view, but were unsuccessful. [33] On the July 26 episode of Raw, Jey Uso went against Randy Orton in his first singles match on the brand in a losing effort. They received another shot for the Tag Team Championship at Night of Champions in a Tag Team Turmoil match, where they eliminated both The Hart Dynasty and the team of Vladimir Kozlov and Santino Marella before being eliminated by Mark Henry and Evan Bourne. On the December 6 episode of Raw, The Usos were in a fatal four-way tag match and were eliminated, but Tamina stayed in the corner of Marella and Kozlov upon their winning of the WWE Tag Team Championship as a result, she turned face and left The Usos.

On April 26, 2011, both Usos were drafted to the SmackDown brand as part of the 2011 Supplemental Draft. [34] On the June 2 episode of Superstars, The Usos turned face when they competed against The Corre (Justin Gabriel and Heath Slater) in a losing effort. [35] Throughout June 2011, The Usos continuous to complete victories with Gabriel and Slater in tag team matches, while managing to defeat them in two six-man tag matches while partnering once with Ezekiel Jackson and once with Trent Barreta. [36] The Usos began performing the Siva Tau, a traditional Samoan war dance, as part of their ring entrance, using the dance to display their strength and energize themselves. They performed this entrance until they turned heel in 2016. [37] [38] On the July 29 episode of SmackDown, The Usos challenged David Otunga and Michael McGillicutty for the WWE Tag Team Titles, but were defeated. [39]

The Usos then began appearing on the fifth season of NXT in September 2011, by delivering post-match attacks on the team of Darren Young and JTG. [40] The Usos then went on to defeat Young and JTG on the September 27 episode of NXT Redemption. However, just like how The Usos debuted on NXT, they were attacked after their win by another debuting tag team, Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks, [41] and The Usos were defeated by Hawkins and Reks the next week. In the following months and into 2012, The Usos exchanged wins with Hawkins and Reks on NXT, while continually losing to Primo and Epico on SmackDown. [42] They also feuded with JTG, who had become Tamina's boyfriend. [43] In March 2012, The Usos began a feud with Darren Young and Titus O'Neil, after they mocked The Usos' pre-match Siva Tau. [44] Although The Usos beat Young and O'Neil in tag team matches, they were continually defeated in singles matches. [45] On the final episode of the fifth season of NXT on June 13, The Usos defeated Johnny Curtis and Michael McGillicutty. [46]

The Usos then started a feud with The Ascension (Conor O'Brian and Kenneth Cameron) on the August 15 episode of NXT, with a match between the two tag teams ending in the Ascension being disqualified the Ascension then conducted a post-match attack on The Usos. [47] On the August 29 episode of NXT, The Usos called out the Ascension, but the Ascension ambushed The Usos and again delivered a beatdown. [48] On the September 5 episode of NXT, the Ascension defeated The Usos. [49] The Usos then teamed with Richie Steamboat to lose to The Ascension and Kassius Ohno on the October 17 episode of NXT. [50] The Usos' feud with the Ascension was cut short when Cameron was released from WWE. [51]

At WrestleMania XXVIII, The Usos unsuccessfully challenged for the WWE Tag Team Championship in a triple threat dark match against champions Primo and Epico and Tyson Kidd and Justin Gabriel when the defending champions retained their titles. [52] At No Way Out, The Usos competed with Primo and Epico, Justin Gabriel and Tyson Kidd, and The Prime Time Players in a Fatal-4-Way Tag Team match to determine the Number 1 contenders for the WWE Tag Team Champions and were unsuccessful. [53] On the July 16 episode of Raw, The Usos made an appearance dancing with their father, Rikishi, after Rikishi made a "Blast from the Past" return defeating Heath Slater. [52] On the September 7 episode of SmackDown, The Usos were unsuccessful in winning a Triple Threat Tag Team match for No# 1 contendership for the WWE Tag Team titles against The Prime Time Players, and Primo and Epico.

WWE Tag Team Champions (2013–2016) Edit

On the June 3 episode of Raw, The Usos began to use face paint similar to their deceased uncle Eddie Fatu, also known as Umaga, as a means of further highlighting their Samoan culture. [54] During the following months, they competed for The Shield's WWE Tag Team Championship. At Money in the Bank The Usos challenged Rollins and Reigns for the titles, but were unsuccessful and participated in a Triple threat tag team match against the team of Cody Rhodes and Goldust and The Shield at the Hell in a Cell pay per view, which they failed to win. [55]

The Usos were involved in the traditional Survivor Series elimination match at Survivor Series, teaming with Rey Mysterio, Cody Rhodes and Goldust in a losing effort against The Real Americans and The Shield. After a brief feud against The Wyatt Family, at the beginning of 2014, The Usos would go on a winning streak and began to demand a Tag Team Championship match from The New Age Outlaws. They received a tag title shot at the Elimination Chamber PPV against the Outlaws but were once again unsuccessful, but they won the titles on the March 3 episode of Raw. On the WrestleMania XXX pre-show, The Usos successfully defended their titles in a Fatal Four Way Elimination match against Ryback and Curtis Axel, The Real Americans, and Los Matadores. The Usos then resumed a rivalry with The Wyatt Family, successfully retaining the championships against Harper and Rowan at Money in the Bank and Battleground. The Usos then dropped the titles to Goldust and Stardust at Night of Champions, ending their reign at 202 days. [56]

On the December 29 edition of Raw, The Usos recaptured the titles from The Miz and Damien Mizdow after feuding with them over Naomi's entertainment opportunities. However, they lost the titles at Fastlane against Tyson Kidd and Cesaro. [57] Despite getting a rematch the next night on Raw, The Usos did not regain the titles due to Natalya interfering for a DQ win. At the March 9 SmackDown tapings, Jey Uso suffered a legitimate shoulder injury. On the WrestleMania 31 pre-show, they competed in the fatal-four-way tag team match in which they lost and Jey further injuring his shoulder.

After Jey Uso suffered an anterior shoulder dislocation on the left arm, he remained off WWE television for about six months. On the April 18 episode of Main Event, Jimmy Uso defeated Xavier Woods. Jimmy performed commentary while Jey was out with the injury. On the May 12 episode of Main Event, Jimmy Uso teamed with Zack Ryder to face Luke Harper and Erick Rowan in a losing effort. Jimmy Uso returned to action on the September 10 episode of SmackDown, teaming with Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose in a six-man tag team against The New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods). They won via disqualification after Jimmy was attacked by The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt, Braun Strowman and Luke Harper).

Jey Uso returned on the November 2 episode of Raw alongside his brother Jimmy as a surprise return to team up with their cousin Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and Ryback against Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens and The New Day in a Survivor Series elimination tag team match, The Usos along with Reigns, Ambrose and Ryback were victorious in the match. On the November 30 episode of Raw, The Usos competed in a tag team #1 contenders match against The Lucha Dragons, which ended in a double disqualification when The New Day attacked both teams. Later that night, Stephanie McMahon told The Usos that they would be inserted to the tag team championship match at the TLC pay-per-view if Roman Reigns defeated Sheamus during the main event of the show in 5 minutes and 15 seconds, which he won by disqualification. At TLC, The Usos competed in a losing effort. The Usos won a Slammy Award on the December 21 episode of Raw for "Tag Team of the year".

At the Royal Rumble, The Usos unsuccessfully challenged The New Day for the WWE Tag Team Championship. In February, The Usos entered a feud with The Dudley Boyz after The Dudley Boyz put The Usos through tables after defeating The New Day and Mark Henry in an 8-man Tag team Tables match. On the WrestleMania 32 kickoff show, The Usos defeated The Dudley Boyz, but the next night on Raw, they were defeated by the Dudleys in tables match. On the April 11 episode of Raw, The Usos defeated The Social Outcasts in the first round of a tag team tournament. Following the match, they were attacked by Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson. The following week on Raw, The Usos lost to The Vaudevillains in the semi-final round. [58] On the May 2 episode of Raw, The Usos and Roman Reigns were defeated by AJ Styles, Gallows and Anderson in a six-man tag team match when Styles pinned Jey Uso. At Extreme Rules, The Usos were defeated by Gallows and Anderson in a Texas Tornado match. Later that night, they helped Roman Reigns retain his title in the main event.

SmackDown Tag Team Champions (2016–2019) Edit

On July 19, at the 2016 WWE draft, The Usos were drafted to SmackDown working on both the Battleground and SummerSlam pre-shows. Then, they entered an 8 tag team tournament to determine the inaugural holders of the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship. On the September 6 episode of SmackDown, The Usos turned heel for the first time since 2011 when they attacked American Alpha after losing to them in 28 seconds in the semi-finals. At Backlash, The Usos defeated The Hype Bros before facing Heath Slater and Rhyno in the tournament finals, but were defeated. The Usos faced the new champions at No Mercy, where they were defeated again. As part of their heel turn, they began a street-like, thuggish gimmick. The Usos participated in a 5–on–5 Survivor Series Tag Team Elimination match at Survivor Series, where they lost to Cesaro and Sheamus of Team Raw. The Usos would reignite their feud with American Alpha following the Elimination Chamber after they attacked American Alpha.

On the March 21, 2017 episode of SmackDown, The Usos defeated American Alpha to win the SmackDown Tag Team Championship, becoming the first team to have won both the Raw (formerly WWE Tag Team Championship) and SmackDown Tag Team Championship. On the April 12 episode of SmackDown Live, The Usos were successful in their first title defense by defeating American Alpha in a rematch, ending the feud. They retained the titles at Backlash against Breezango (Tyler Breeze and Fandango) and Money in the Bank against The New Day, but lost them at Battleground to The New Day, ending their 124-day reign. On August 20 at the SummerSlam pre-show, The Usos defeated The New Day to recapture the titles. Their reign ended on the September 12 edition of SmackDown Live after they lost to The New Day in a Sin City Street Fight, but regained at Hell in a Cell. On the October 10 episode of SmackDown Live, The Usos claimed that they had respect for The New Day, turning into fan favorites again.

At Survivor Series, they defeated Raw Tag Team Champions Cesaro and Sheamus in an interbrand Champion vs Champion match. At Clash of Champions, The Usos retained the title in a Fatal 4-way tag team match against Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin, The New Day (Big E and Kofi Kingston) and Rusev and Aiden English. At Royal Rumble, The Usos defended the title against Gable and Benjamin in a 2 out of 3 falls match, winning 2–0 to retain the title. They would renew their rivalry with the New Day, culminating in a title match at Fastlane, which would end in a no-contest due to interference from the Bludgeon Brothers. At WrestleMania 34, The Usos wrestled on the main card of WrestleMania for the first time, where they defended the titles against The New Day and The Bludgeon Brothers in a triple threat tag team match, but The Usos dropped the belts to The Bludgeon Brothers after Harper pinned Kofi Kingston. On the SmackDown after WrestleMania, The Usos would defeat the New Day to earn a rematch against the Bludgeon Brothers for the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship at the Greatest Royal Rumble. At the event on April 27, The Usos were defeated when Rowan pinned Jey Uso.

On the May 22 episode of SmackDown, The Usos attempted to earn another title match at Money in the Bank, but were defeated by Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson. Following the loss, The Usos began failing to earn numerous title opportunities, including a tag team match against a returning Team Hell No (Daniel Bryan and Kane) on the July 3 episode of SmackDown and losing in the first round of a number one contender's tournament to The Bar (Cesaro and Sheamus) on the July 31 episode of SmackDown. After months of treading in the division, the Usos began to build momentum, starting with Survivor Series, where they, as Team SmackDown's captains, emerged from the 10-on-10 Survivor Series match as the sole survivors, giving SmackDown their only win over Raw. They would go on to challenge The Bar for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship in a triple threat match, which also included the New Day at TLC, but failed to capture the titles.

On the January 29, 2019 episode of SmackDown, they defeated The Bar, The New Day and new SmackDown tag team Heavy Machinery (Otis and Tucker) to get a SmackDown Tag Team Championship match at Elimination Chamber, where they defeated Shane McMahon and The Miz, winning the titles for a record fourth time. On the March 25 SmackDown, the Usos were a part of a tag-team gauntlet match in which they forfeited to former rivals the New Day as a show of respect and to help Kofi Kingston earn a WWE Championship match at WrestleMania. As a storyline punishment for their deed, they were scheduled to defend the titles against The Bar, Aleister Black and Ricochet, and Shinsuke Nakamura and Rusev in a Fatal 4-Way at WrestleMania 35, where they would retain. Two days later, on the April 9 episode of SmackDown, The Usos lost the titles to The Hardy Boyz.

As part of the 2019 WWE Superstar Shake-up, The Usos were drafted to the Raw brand. [59] They entered a feud with The Revival (Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson) on Raw, while also entering a feud with Daniel Bryan and Rowan on SmackDown, thanks to WWE's new Wild Card Rule. [60] [61] On the May 7 episode of SmackDown Live, they failed to regain the SmackDown Tag Team Championship from Bryan and Rowan. [62] At Money in the Bank, they defeated Bryan and Rowan in a non-title match. [63] [64] They proceed their feud with The Revival, where the two team would be trading wins with one another. [65] [66] On the June 10 episode of Raw, both The Usos and The Revival competed in a triple threat match for the Raw Tag Team Championship against champions Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder, which The Revival won. [67] At Extreme Rules, The Usos challenged The Revival for the titles, where they were unsuccessful. [68] [69] Following Jimmy's arrest for DUI, the duo would be off television for the remainder of the calendar year. [70] [71]

Alliance with Roman Reigns (2020–present) Edit

On the January 3, 2020 episode of SmackDown, The Usos returned with a new short hair look and once again as part of the SmackDown brand, aiding Roman Reigns from an attack by King Corbin and Dolph Ziggler. [72] The Usos then challenged for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship at Elimination Chamber [73] [74] and WrestleMania 36, where they were unsuccessful again. [75] [76] During the match at WrestleMania, Jimmy suffered a legitimate knee injury, putting him out of in-ring action indefinitely. [77] On the May 29 SmackDown, Jey competed in a 10-man battle royal where the winner would be inserted into the Intercontinental championship tournament. He was the runner-up, being lastly eliminated by Sheamus.

On the September 4 SmackDown, after Big E was attacked and injured in storyline, Jey took Big E's place in a fatal-four-way match against Matt Riddle, King Corbin, and Sheamus where the winner would earn a Universal Championship match at Clash of Champions against Roman Reigns, who turned heel recently. Jey won by pinning Riddle to earn the first singles championship opportunity of his career. [78] [79] At Clash of Champions, Jey lost to Reigns by technical knockout, when Jimmy came down and threw a white towel for him. [80] [81] Jey was given another title shot against Reigns in a Hell in a Cell "I Quit" match at the namesake event with the added stipulation that if Jey lost, he would have to follow the orders of Roman Reigns or be kicked out of their family. At the event, Jey lost again after Reigns attacked the injured Jimmy and making Jey say "I quit". [82] [83]

On the October 30 episode of SmackDown, Jey defeated Daniel Bryan to qualify for Team SmackDown at Survivor Series. [84] After the match, Jey attacked Bryan at the request of Roman Reigns, thus turning heel and aligning with Reigns in the process. [85] On February 21, 2021, at Elimination Chamber, Jey competed in the event's eponymous match, where the winner would receive a Universal Championship with Roman Reigns that same night. He was the last person eliminated by the winner Daniel Bryan. On the April 9, 2021 special WrestleMania edition of SmackDown, Jey won the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal by last eliminating Shinsuke Nakamura. This marked Jey's first major singles accolade in WWE. [86] Jimmy returned from injury on the May 7 episode of SmackDown, and he did not approve of the alliance between his brother Jey and Reigns. on the June 18 episode of SmackDown, Jimmy offered his help to Reigns during his Hell in a Cell match with Rey Mysterio but he refused and he rose Reigns hand after the match. On the June 25th episode of 'Smackdown', Edge made a surprise appearance and attacked Roman Reigns. Jimmy attempted to assist Reigns, but was speared through the baricade outside the ring, where he laid motionless as Edge continued his pursuit of Reigns.

The pair starred in the first episode of Outside the Ring, where they cooked a traditional Samoan barbecue. [87]

Together, The Usos made their video game debut in WWE '13 as downloadable content. [88] The Usos were not in WWE 2K14 but returned in WWE 2K15 and have continued to appear in WWE 2K16, WWE 2K17, WWE 2K18, WWE 2K19, and WWE 2K20.

Jimmy is regularly featured in the reality television series Total Divas due to his marriage with Total Divas star Naomi. Jey has also made brief appearances. Jimmy has also appeared in his wife's music video for her song "Dance All Night", which was put on WWE's YouTube channel.

The brothers are regularly featured on Xavier Woods' YouTube channel UpUpDownDown, where Jimmy goes by the nickname 'Uce' and Jey goes by the nickname 'Jucey'. In May 2019, Jimmy unsuccessfully challenged Kofi Kingston in a game of ClayFighter for Kingston's UpUpDownDown Championship. [89] A month later, Jey challenged Kingston for the title in a game of Tetris, where Jey defeated Kingston to win the championship. [90] Jimmy would then defeat Jey in a two-out-of-three game of The King of Fighters XIV to win the championship. [91] He lost the title to Samoa Joe in a game of World Heroes. [92]

After being named the number one contender for the WWE Universal Championship in September 2020, Jey Uso was featured on an episode of the WWE Network mini documentary series WWE Chronicle.

The Fatu brothers are of Samoan descent. As the sons of WWE Hall of Famer Rikishi, they are also part of the Anoaʻi family they are first cousins once-removed from WWE performers Samula Anoaʻi (Samu), Matt Anoaʻi (Rosey), Joe Anoaʻi (Roman Reigns), and the late WWE Hall of Famer Rodney Anoaʻi (Yokozuna), and the nephews of Sam Fatu (The Tonga Kid) and the late Eddie Fatu (Umaga). [24] Their stage name "uso" means "brother" in the Samoan language. From 2011 to 2016, they performed the Samoan Siva Tau before their matches.

Jonathan married fellow wrestler and longtime girlfriend Trinity McCray (Naomi) on January 16, 2014. She is also the stepmother of Jonathan's two children, Jayla and Jaidan. [93]

Joshua married his wife Takecia Travis in 2015. They have two sons together. [94]

Legal issues Edit

Jonathan Fatu was arrested on September 29, 2011 in Hillsborough County, Florida and charged with DUI, a charge of which he was convicted and sentenced to probation. In 2013, Fatu was arrested for violating his probation by driving with a suspended license. [95]

Joshua Fatu was arrested in January 2018 for DWI in Hidalgo County, Texas after performing at a WWE live event held at Hidalgo's Payne Arena. He was released the same day after posting a $500 personal recognizance bond. [96]

On February 14, 2019, Jonathan Fatu was arrested in Detroit, Michigan following a dispute with police officers when he, Joshua, and Trinity Fatu's Dodge Journey rental vehicle was pulled over when driving the wrong way on a one-way street. Police claim that when they approached the vehicle, they could smell alcohol from the inside. Officers then requested Trinity, the driver, to exit the SUV so that they could speak with her. Officers then claimed that Jonathan Fatu, Trinity's spouse, exited the vehicle while officers were speaking to Trinity and removed his shirt, then proceeded to walk towards the officers, prompting one of the officers to pull out his taser. The situation was quickly calmed down, however, and Fatu was placed under arrest and charged with disorderly conduct and obstruction of justice. [97] In March 2019, it was revealed that Fatu's attorney struck a plea deal with prosecutors, and as per the condition of the agreement, Fatu pleaded no contest to interfering with a government employee and he was ordered to pay a $450 fine. [98]


History

Just prior to the onset of America’s involvement in World War II in 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt sought to unite several service associations into one organization to lift the morale of our military and nourish support on the home front. Those entities – the Salvation Army, Young Men’s Christian Association, Young Women’s Christian Association, National Catholic Community Services, National Travelers Aid Association and the National Jewish Welfare Board - became the United Service Organizations.

The USO has continued to support our nation’s military and their families for over seven decades, as they defend our country and its freedoms. By providing support to our servicemen and women as they perform their most challenging duties around the world, our credo is to be always by their side. The reach of the USO’s more than 200 centers extends to countries on every continent, operated by thousands of staff and volunteers whose goals are to match our service members’ vigilance and provide best-in-class service to those who sacrifice so much for America.

History of USO Wisconsin

Over the years, the USO has become the vital bridge between Americans and their military service members.

1941: USO volunteer groups worked with other community groups to support military overseas and locally, by hosting dances, rallies, and other events of support.

1944-1984: USO volunteer groups grew in times of war, providing support where needed. The USO center in Milwaukee provided a relaxing environment for military visiting Milwaukee. The military personnel at Great Lakes Naval Base in Illinois were assisted by USO volunteers in finding entertainment when visiting Wisconsin.

1984: USO of Wisconsin was incorporated as a charter center of the USO worldwide organization.

October 2011: USO Wisconsin opened a USO lounge at General Mitchell International Airport, providing a relaxing oasis for military members and their families.

November 2011: A new USO center opened at the Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) in Milwaukee for recruits and their families.

2015: USO Wisconsin opened its first two centers on the Forward Operating Bases at Fort McCoy, near Tomah, WI. USO continues to expand support during various training exercises on the training grounds.

2016: USO Wisconsin opened a new center at the La Crosse Regional Airport. USO also launched a new USO mobile center by repurposing a used bread truck. The mobile center supports Fort McCoy and the remote training base areas nearby, along with the chartered flight area of the La Crosse Airport.

2017: USO Wisconsin opened a third center on the Fort McCoy base.

2018: The original USO Mobile Center truck was replaced with a brand new vehicle and continues to support the areas in western Wisconsin.


USO History

In early 1941, the United States was on the verge of war. With tensions mounting, and the military growing, there was no single service agency focused on supporting the troops.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt was concerned about the welfare and spirits of those headed for battle, and he appealed to the country to provide morale and recreational services to the troops. In response, six service agencies – YMCA, YWCA, Salvation Army, Jewish Welfare Board, Catholic Community Charities, and Travelers Aid Society – worked in partnership to create and support the launch of the United Service Organizations Inc. (USO).

This partnership, and the financial support from American citizens, was essential to the USO’s founding. It also set a precedent for partnerships and volunteerism, both of which have played a significant role in the history of the USO and both remain critical to the success of the present and future USO.

For the first seven years of its existence, the USO opened 3,000 centers across the country, and became known as a home away from home. Hollywood was also enthusiastic to demonstrate their patriotism, and through the USO, they provided live entertainment to the troops called Camp Shows. Between 1941 and 1947, the USO hosted over 400,000 Camp Shows with 7,000 volunteer entertainers that included Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Humphrey Bogart, Fred Astaire, James Cagney, Jack Benny, and many more. The most notable celebrity to entertain the troops, Bob Hope, created a legacy unequaled.

Bob Hope devoted 48 Christmases overseas with American troops, and his connection to the USO resulted with him being one of the most beloved entertainers of all time. His contribution to the USO started in 1941 and ended in 1991 during Operation Desert Shield. In 1996, the U.S. Congress honored Bob Hope and declared him the first and only honorary veteran of the U.S. armed forces.

At the end of World War II, the USO disbanded, in part due to lack of funding. However, in 1950, when the United States entered the Korean War, Secretary of Defense George Marshall and the Secretary of the Navy Francis P. Matthews requested that the USO be restored “to provide support for the men and women of the armed forces with help of the American people”. War historian Paul Edwards noted that between 1952 and 1953, the USO provided services in Korea every day of the year –in 1952, the USO was serving 3.5 million troops using much the same methods of operation as they did during World War II. By the end of the Korean War in 1953, over 113,000 USO volunteers were working at 294 centers in the United States and abroad.

During the Vietnam War, 23 USO clubs opened in Vietnam and Thailand and served as many as one million troops each month with a home away from home support. The USO also operated centers at major United States airports that provided a variety of services and a place to sleep between flights. Most of the same services are offered today – snacks, gift shops, telephone calls, and hot showers – whatever is needed by our active personnel and their families.

When the draft ended in the 1970s, the need for the USO was questioned. The United Way of America and the Department of Defense visited military bases around the world to observe USO programs and services. Their findings were unanimous: “If there were no USO, another organization would have to be created….Isolation of the military from civilian influences is not, we believe at this time, in the interest of our nation.” The USO launched into a new era of service, which included new programs and services to assist the military with effective transition into civilian life. Outreach programs were created worldwide, and additional USO centers were established at airports to assist with military travelers.

1980’s to today…

In 1987, the USO signed a new Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Defense that states the USO is “the principal channel representing civilian concern for the United States armed forces worldwide.” USOs around the world have provided morale and support to active-duty military represented the United States in the Gulf War – Operation Desert Shield, and in Afghanistan and Iraq – Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

Currently, the USO has over 160 centers around the world that make active-duty military’s lives easier. There are over 30 airport centers, and the variety of needs met is far-reaching, from assistance with layovers, connections, and missing luggage, to language translation and dignified transports.


USO Wisconsin

For more information on upcoming programs and to register for tickets to various sporting and entertainment events, go to EventBrite website.

Apr 24th, 2021 12:00 PM CDT (1200R)

Salute to the Troops Golf Outing

USO Wisconsin Administrative Office

Ironwood Golf Course W270 N6166 Moraine Drive Sussex, WI 53089

Come to the USO Wisconsin “Salute the Troops” Golf Outing! Not only is this a fun and unique event, but all money raised goes directly towards USO centers and programs for currently serving military and their families in Wisconsin. We salute those …

Jul 12th, 2021 9:00 AM CDT ( 900R)

"Heroes of Wisconsin" Mixer - A Night Under the Stars

USO Wisconsin Administrative Office

Milwaukee County War Memorial Center - Terrace 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr. Milwaukee, WI 53202

This year’s USO Wisconsin gala is moving outside and will be a more casual mixer event. With Lake Michigan as the backdrop, we will continue the tradition of honoring a service member from each branch of the military and a family of the fallen. The …

Aug 6th, 2021 6:00 PM CDT (1800R)

Sporting Clays Fundraiser

USO Wisconsin Administrative Office

Highlands Sportsmens Club N3041 W. County A Cascade, WI 53011

Registration is now open! The popular flurry is back along with the premier stations. NEW this year: each registrant will receive 3 boxes of shells. The event promises fun in the outdoors with good food and live music. All proceeds go directly towar…


USO History

Just prior to the onset of America’s involvement in World War II in 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt sought to unite several service associations into one organization to lift the morale of our military and nourish support on the home front. Those entities – the Salvation Army, Young Men’s Christian Association, Young Women’s Christian Association, National Catholic Community Services, National Travelers Aid Association and the National Jewish Welfare Board - became the United Service Organizations or, the USO. These organizations are now represented in the six stars on the USO logo.

The USO has continued to support our nation’s military and their families for over seven decades. Today’s service members need the care, comfort, connection and support that can only be provided by an organization that is with them at every point of their military journey, no matter where or under what conditions they serve. The USO is continuously adapting to the needs of our men and women in uniform and their families so they can focus on their important mission.

The USO remains dedicated to expanding access to USO centers and programs around the world, increasing annual service connections and boosting transition services for our service members and their families throughout their time of duty. With more than 230 physical USO locations around the world, the USO has both the reach and the capability to provide crucial programs and services to the entire military community. In every corner of the world, our service members will know that the USO is always by their side.


USO History

Just prior to the onset of America’s involvement in World War II in 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt sought to unite several service associations into one organization to lift the morale of our military and nourish support on the home front. Those entities – the Salvation Army, Young Men’s Christian Association, Young Women’s Christian Association, National Catholic Community Services, National Travelers Aid Association and the National Jewish Welfare Board - became the United Service Organizations or, the USO.

Today, the USO has continued to support our nation’s military and their families for over seven decades as they defend our country and its freedoms. By providing support to our servicemen and women as they perform their most challenging duties around the world, our credo is to be always by their side.

The reach of the USO’s more than 230 centers extends to countries on every continent, operated by thousands of staff and volunteers whose goals are to match our service members’ vigilance and provide best-in-class service to those who sacrifice so much for America.


Our History

The United Service Organizations of North Carolina (USO of NC), founded in 1941, is the lead organization charged with supporting military servicemen and women in the state of North Carolina. Eleven percent of U.S. military active duty forces call North Carolina home. With seven major military installations, North Carolina has the fourth largest demographic of active and reserve duty components in the country.

USO of NC is an independent 501C-3 organization chartered by USO Arlington as a self-sustaining separate operating entity. USO of NC is wholly reliant on funding from private grants, donations, corporate gifts and sponsorships, and fundraisers. It receives no direct funding from the national USO or from the government.

With six centers statewide, USO of NC serves an average of 567,000 troops over the course of a year. Four travel-based centers at Charlotte Douglas International Airport and Raleigh Durham International Airport along with the Fayetteville Airport and Ellis Airport in Jacksonville host an average of 18,000 visitors per month. Two installation-based centers at Fort Bragg and Jacksonville (the oldest operating USO in the world) and the Charlotte MEPS center serve an average of 109,000 troops and their families annually, in addition to providing assistance with Rack Packs, Care Packages, deployments and homecomings. The USO of NC Mobile Unit travels statewide to support troops and their families in remote locations and at deployments and homecomings, with the secondary mission of disaster relief.

Beyond the traditional interest of providing troops with all the comforts of home, USO of NC has stayed relevant in the 21st century by offering support services and critical programs to military families.

USO of NC, its sponsors and 700 volunteers are passionately invested in helping to alleviate some of these challenges. This past year, USO of NC supported hundreds of troops with meal needs by hosting local holiday meals and distributing grocery store food cards and food pantry items. USO of NC actively helps keep troops and their families connected by providing an online video messaging tool funded by private donors and sponsors called the Smiles over Miles program. USO of NC has a statewide education initiative in the works designed to teach reading skills to elementary school military children who have fallen behind academically.


History

The USO has kept our military men and women connected to family, home and country throughout their time of service – no matter where, how long, or under what conditions they serve. It was founded in preparation for World War II by national leaders who understood that maintaining high morale in a fighting force is vital to a nation’s military success. Over time, the USO has become the vital bridge between Americans and their military service members. The USO is a family of volunteers, sustained by the charitable contributions of millions of generous Americans. We are united in our commitment to support America’s service members by keeping them connected to the people, places and things they love. We do this through countless acts of caring, comfort, connection and support. Our work is America’s most powerful expression of gratitude to the men and women who secure our nation’s freedoms.

The USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia (USOHRCV) is the premier service organization of the United States military and their families in the region serving the largest concentration of military personnel in the country. We are a non-governmental, non-profit 501c (3) organization that receives no direct government funding but relies solely on the generosity of the American People.

“100% of Americans enjoy freedom, but only 1% are willing to defend it. We need them. They need us. We need you. It’s your community and your USO, and we matter to those who need us most.”


History

The USO was formed in response to a request from President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1941, who determined it would be best if private organizations handled the on-leave recreation of the rapidly growing U.S. armed forces. Roosevelt’s call to action led six civilian agencies to coordinate their civilian war efforts and resources to form a new organization—the USO (United Service Organizations). The six civilian agencies were the Salvation Army, Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA), Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA), National Catholic Community Services, National Travelers Aid Association and the National Jewish Welfare Board. Today, as always the USO is a private, nonprofit organization, supported entirely by private citizens and corporations.

Throughout World War II until today, during every conflict, the USO is the channel for community participation during every war effort and peacetime. In hundreds of communities, local USO Centers are a “Home Away from Home,” supporting them via a variety of morale and quality of life programs. In 1979, President Carter disbanded the original six membership of the original USO organization, by request, on December 20, 1979. Greater Jacksonville Area USO was immediately established as an Independent Chartered Affiliate USO Organization on December 21, 1979. For almost 34 years, Jacksonville Florida’s three local USO Centers in Duval County (Mayport USO Center, Naval Air Station Jacksonville USO Center, and the Jacksonville International Airport USO Welcome Center) have served our 250,000-plus active duty military population by offering the many programs of support to improve their quality of life and create that “Home Away from Home” environment in each of our Centers hosting thousands of visitors each year.


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