USO-Metro August Retreat

USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore hosted four active-duty military couples for a retreat at Patriot Point.

The couples began their stay by touring the facility and enjoying lunch, followed by kayaking and paddle boarding.

“They went out far into the water and enjoyed the beautiful weather that day,” said Brittany Buzzutto, USO-Metro’s field operations coordinator. “Many couples found it relaxing to walk along the beach and look at the tiny jellyfish that were floating in the water. The couples also enjoyed walking down the pier and enjoying the view.”

Following dinner, the group gathered on the beach for a bonfire.

“They talked with each other for hours about deployment locations, life with children, and the current state of the world,” Buzzutto said. “They all seemed to have a wonderful time, I wish I would have arranged for them to get to Patriot Point sooner. Things were very relaxing for them!”