2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
August 6, 2015 - Introduced by Representatives VanderMeer, Mason, Spiros,
Jacque, Milroy, Thiesfeldt, Goyke, Danou, Kessler, Brostoff, Horlacher,
Murphy, Tittl, Petryk, Subeck, Hesselbein, E. Brooks, Sinicki, Berceau,
Bernier, Krug, Sargent, Kolste, Murtha, Heaton and Rodriguez,
cosponsored by Senators Lassa, Wirch, Hansen, Olsen, Ringhand, L. Taylor,
Gudex and Vinehout. Referred to Committee on Rules.
AJR54,1,1 1Relating to: proclaiming February 2016 as USO Wisconsin Month.
AJR54,1,52 Whereas, the United Service Organizations Incorporated (USO) has worked in
3collaboration with the Department of Defense to provide programs, services, and live
4entertainment to United States troops and their families since it was created by
5President Franklin D. Roosevelt in February of 1941; and
AJR54,1,76 Whereas, the USO has had a presence in Wisconsin since 1943 and became
7incorporated as the USO of Wisconsin in 1984; and
AJR54,1,98 Whereas, its mission is to enhance the quality of life of military members and
9their families who reside in or travel through Wisconsin; and
AJR54,1,1310 Whereas, the USO Wisconsin serves more than 25,000 military families from
11each of the five branches, including reserve and guard units through its center in
12General Mitchell International Airport, its Military Entrance Processing Station in
13Milwaukee, and its newly opened facility at Fort McCoy; and
1Whereas, the new facility at Fort McCoy expects over 60,000 visits from service
2members of military units from across America, as well as international troops who
3are training there; and
AJR54,2,64 Whereas, the La Crosse Regional Airport will be the site of an additional USO
5Wisconsin center in early 2016 to help serve Fort McCoy staff and military members
6while in transit; and
AJR54,2,97 Whereas, in 2014 the organization had 17,529 visits to its centers and nearly
810,500 participants in its various programs designed to assist service members and
9their families throughout the state; and
AJR54,2,1310 Whereas, a USO Wisconsin Month for the state of Wisconsin would help the
11organization celebrate its 75th anniversary and raise awareness of the organization
12and all of the important services it provides for military members and their families;
13now, therefore, be it
AJR54,2,16 14Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring, That the legislature of
15the state of Wisconsin does hereby proclaim February 2016 as USO Wisconsin
AJR54,2,1717 (End)