WPAFB USO Supporting Airmen During COVID-19 Closures

Although USO Inc. suspended operations at its US centers, the staff at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base USO found a way to distribute food so it wouldn’t go to waste.

Center Manager Erik Oberg and Assistant Manager Gina Franz built 80 grocery-sized food bags with the food and beverages on hand at the center. Once the bags were packed they delivered:

  • 20 bags to the 445th Airlift Wing
  • 20 bags and frozen items to the 88 ABW dorms
  • 12 bags and frozen items to the USAF SAM dorms
  • 7 bags to NASIC
  • 2 bags and refrigerated items to the 88 ABW Hospital ER and Med-Surg Unit

The hospital first sergeants picked up the remaining 19 bags and additional frozen items. Erik and Gina distributed an additional 40 lunch-bag sized “Corona Care” snack bags to the Kittyhawk Pharmacy, where a team of 32 service members and civilians have been running a military-grade drive-through operation.

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