By MC2 Daniel Taylor, Naval Surface Forces Public Affairs

SAN DIEGO – Vice Adm. D.C. Curtis, Commander, Naval Surface Forces/Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, visited the downtown United Service Organization (USO), April 28, to tour their facilities and talk with the staff.

“It’s important to have organizations like this that offer Sailors a place to go to study, relax, socialize or just meet other Sailors in a safe environment,” said Curtis. “The organized events hosted by the USO are excellent opportunities for young Sailors to meet other people in the area and to improve morale.”

K.C. McCarthy, President of the San Diego USO, gave Curtis a tour of the facilities that includes common areas to socialize, an Internet café where servicemembers can keep in touch with family and friends, a movie room, pool tables, and a full kitchen and multi-use area for their weekly free dinners and holiday functions.

“Our focus is to enhance local servicemembers’ quality of life through free recreation and entertainment, keeping families connected through our cyber café services, and serve as an informational resource to military members and their families,” said McCarthy. “The USO needs to remain relevant to our customer base. Engaging the senior military leadership so they know what we do and in turn find out what they need us to do in our community is critical.”