Military Kids Honor Troops with USO Care Packages

A military child writes a special note to be included in a care package during the Month of the Military Child event on April 10, 2010 at the Operation USO Care Package Warehouse on Fort Belvoir. (USO Photo by Mike Theiler)

Last Saturday at Fort Belvoir a group of volunteers congregated to stuff USO Care Packages.  This would ordinarily not be an unusual event…except this group was comprised of children 5 to 12-years-old!  These dedicated youngsters gave up their Saturday morning to stuff care packages that will be sent to service members currently deployed in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, and the earthquake relief efforts in Haiti.

This second-annula event is part of an ongoing celebration of the Month of the Military Child, and was coordinated with support from the USO of Metropolitan Washington and the Military Health System.  We’d like to thank all of the kids who came out for stuffing care packages and for their service – they are all children of deployed and active duty service members.

Check out some pics from this fun day and click here to learn more about Operation USO Care Package!

Service members, military spouses and children assemble care packages for deployed troops in honor of Month of the Military Child on April 10, 2010 at the Operation USO Care Package Warehouse on Fort Belvoir. (USO Photos by Mike Theiler)

Service members, military spouses and children assemble care packages for deployed troops in honor of Month of the Military Child on April 10, 2010 at the Operation USO Care Package Warehouse on Fort Belvoir. (USO Photos by Mike Theiler)

Service members, military spouses and children assemble care packages for deployed troops in honor of Month of the Military Child on April 10, 2010 at the Operation USO Care Package Warehouse on Fort Belvoir. (USO Photos by Mike Theiler)

Siblings Aristotle, Sharday and Osirus Patrick hold up the special cards they created for deployed service members during the USO's Month of the Military Child care package event on April 10, 2010. (USO Photo by Mike Theiler)

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