USO COVID-19 Response: In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Mobile USO centers and Sprinter vans are being deployed into the field to support the National Guardsmen who have been activated to assist in COVID-19 military support efforts throughout the United States. USO teams are working closely with the state-specific military leadership and abiding by CDC guidance on health safety practices. The USO is working diligently to get supplies and programming to those service members working on the front lines of the pandemic during this time.
Acting as USO centers on wheels, Mobile USOs offer service members in the United States the same great support that is found in USO airport or installation locations.
Acting as USO centers on wheels, these state-of-the-art mobile vehicles travel to events and military exercises to provide places for service members to relax during downtime, provide USO services to areas without brick-and-mortar USO centers and support communities in times of crisis.
Over the last several years, USO expanded its mobile fleet to include three large “recreational vehicles” and three Sprinter vans, designed to provide support to smaller exercises and events.
USO’s large mobile vehicles both include three slide-out sections, a large canteen window, two 65-inch TVs, five Xbox gaming systems, Wi-Fi, internal and external sound systems, a food-prep area and wheelchair accessibility. Sprinter vans are stationed in Texas, California and Alaska, providing support to communities with large military populations and geographic limitations.
USO’s mobile fleet has provided support to service members responding to natural disasters such as Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria in 2017 and Hurricanes Florence and Michael in 2018.
Mobile USO at Work
Oct 17, 2019
Mobile USO Boosts Airmen's Morale During High-Stress Task
The Mobile USO team delivered USO location services on wheels to service members responsible for changing the nuclear codes of the U.S. ballistic missile defense system in remote locations for weeks at a time. This high-pressure task can take its toll, but the USO was there to lift spirits and boost morale at these missile sites.
May 21, 2019
'Brought Everyone Together': Airmen in Remote Montana Get a Much-Needed Visit from a Mobile USO
Being on duty for several days at a time in remote, central Montana has its challenges. But for a group of lucky Airmen, the USO was there to provide entertainment, respite and moment of relaxation at just the right time.