USO COVID-19 Response: Effective immediately, the USO is prioritizing the delivery of USO Care Packages to those service members who have been activated in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, both in the United States and overseas. USO Care Packages – primarily, Snack Packs and Toiletry Packs with hygiene essentials – have already been sent to bases and military installations, and the USO will continue to adjust to this rapidly changing situation, delivering USO Care Packages as needed. These kits will provide invaluable support to service members who are working on the front lines of the pandemic as the military continues its global COVID-19 support efforts.

For Military Personnel Only: To request USO Care Packages, click here.




A Marine holds up a care package in Djibouti. | Photo credit USO/Joseph A. Lee

Space is always at a premium for our service members. They’re weighed down with gear to keep them prepared for any challenge they might encounter. The USO Care Package Program is designed to provide service members with a connection to home through a snack or toiletry care package designed to best suit the needs of our military men and women.

The Snack Pack and Toiletry Pack are ‘desert tan’ in color and constructed with a durable nylon material that has a M.O.L.L.E. system on the back of the pouch for attachment on most military issued gear.

“I received a bunch of USO goodie kits in the mail that everyone is loving. The M.O.L.L.E. attachment (woven button snaps) are super.” - U.S. Sr. Airman, while passing through Europe

The Snack Pack is assembled with a mixture of healthy treats and drink mixes. The Toiletry Pack comes equipped with a wide range of travel-sized hygiene products. More than 170,000 were delivered in 2019.

The USO Care Package program harkens back to the USO’s early years, when Americans packed boxes full of little “tastes of home” to keep deployed service members connected to the people, places and things they cherish. Those small gestures provide the comfort and care that make a difference for service members stationed far from home.

“I’m a single mother of a U.S. Marine, currently doing his second tour. I can’t tell you how happy and surprised when I received a brief text from my son that he had received a package from the USO! Your package truly lifted his spirits. Thank you so very much! - Susan F.