Video gaming is easily one of the most popular activities among American service members. It is not always accessible or mobile for those away from home on deployment or extended trainings – especially in austere locations around the world. The Mobile Entertainment Gaming System (MEGS) is the USO’s solution. Designed as a mobile gaming system that can easily be deployed at a moment’s notice, MEGS are packaged in small, rugged containers and provide entertainment options to service members in remote locations. Within minutes of opening a MEGS, they are watching a movie or playing a video game.

Since the program’s launch in 2010, nearly 400 MEGS systems have been delivered to remote locations around the world, including Afghanistan, Iraq, the Philippines, Egypt, Djibouti, Jordan, Australia, Kuwait – even the United States.

A tent is quickly transformed into a movie theater or game room, allowing those in harm’s way a chance to relax and recharge. To keep our troops connected with the latest technology, MEGS include the latest gaming consoles, including the XBOX ONE. To better support those deployed or stationed far from home, the USO will increase deliveries to locations in Africa and expand partnerships with U.S. embassies around the world.