USO San Diego opened a new, 3,800-square-foot headquarters at Liberty Station on Aug. 29. The facility will replace its downtown headquarters.
The grand opening included retired Gen. George Casey, 36th chief of staff of the U.S. Army and chairman of the USO Board of Governors.
The new headquarters at 2790 Truxtun Road is within a 1 mile walking radius to more than 900 military housing units. The former Naval Training Center property — which now supports the Liberty Station arts and culture district — retains some military housing.
On Monday, Google announced a $2.5 million grant to USO, which will help veterans transition to civilian careers. Specifically, the grant will let USO incorporate the Google IT Support Professional Certificate into its programming. Google CEO Sundar Pichai was in San Diego for the announcement.
USO San Diego has served active-duty, reserve, guard and military families since 1941.