Operation Phone Home delivers pre-paid international phone cards to deployed troops free of charge. The phone cards are distributed through USO Centers overseas and, most often, are delivered directly to military units abroad. As deployments increase and the needs of the military change, the USO has developed a private telephone network (PTN), available in USO Centers throughout Southwest Asia.

The phone cards and PTN are ways deployed troops can stay connected with their family. 100% of the money raised for the USO Operation Phone Home program goes to the purchase of phone cards and operation of the PTN.