Here’s a roundup of some of the Super Bowl festivities at USO centers around the world.
USO Kandahar, Afghanistan Super Bowl festivities will start bright and early at USO Kandahar, where the party begins at 2:30 a.m. local time.
The base will provide roughly 300 pizzas to be split between the Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) center and the USO, where the game will be playing all morning long. During halftime, troops can win a number of prizes, including a new bike and an iPad Mini, as well as participate in Super Bowl trivia.
Check out some of the photos from last year’s festivities:
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USO Camp Buerhring, Kuwait Troops stationed at Camp Buehring can get into the Super Bowl spirit with a pregame tailgate party beginning at 6 p.m. local time.
In addition to a hot wing eating contest, service members can participate in video game competition, listen to music and win a number of prizes before tuning into the game. At kickoff, partygoers can fill up on a subway and milkshake bar and participate in a raffle to win prizes every quarter.
Take a look at some of the fun from last year’s event:
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USO Bagram, Afghanistan
Troops stationed at Bagram can head to the USO for an early morning pre-game party at 4 a.m. local time. There will be drinks, chips, football-shaped pancakes and waffles for everyone to enjoy. Partygoers can also participate in football-themed trivia during the game. Here’s a few snaps from last year’s fun:
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USO Grafenwoehr, Germany Service members and their families stationed near Grafenwoehr and Vilseck, Germany, can enjoy finger foods and drinks at a special pregame tailgate party before enjoying dinner at 7:30 p.m. local time.
Although the game doesn’t start until 12:30 a.m., troops will be able to win raffle prizes and participate in poker tournaments and other fun activities before kickoff.
USO Warrior Center at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany
The USO Warrior Center will host a Super Bowl Party on game day for patients, families and medical staff. Service members can watch football-themed movies all day leading up to an Italian dinner kicking off the evening’s festivities at 8 p.m. local time. From 1:30 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. local time, troops can enjoy finger foods, watch the game and win football movie DVD giveaways.
USO Ramstein Air Base Passenger Terminal, Germany
The USO at the Ramstein PAX will host a special PAX personnel chili cookoff to celebrate Super Bowl XLIX. Troops on the move through Ramstein will be able to feast on all the competitors’ dishes while enjoying cornbread with honey butter and other refreshments before settling in to watch the game.
Landstuhl Regional Medical Center USO, Germany
On Friday before the big game, the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center USO center will be decked out in football decor to help staff members get in the mood for Sunday’s showdown. Service members can face off in team trivia to win USO tour vouchers as well as play table football and enjoy tailgate appetizers.
USO Guam For troops stationed in Guam, where they say “America’s day begins,” the party starts at 7:30 a.m. local time. Breakfast, lunch and snacks courtesy of Triple J Five Star Foods and the Pacific Islands Club will be served at various time throughout the morning.
In addition to watching the game on 10 screens throughout the center, service members can also enjoy cake to celebrate the USO’s upcoming 74th Anniversary.
USO Camp Courtney, Japan Service members can head to USO Camp Courtney for Super Bowl festivities starting at 7 a.m. local time.
In addition to food and beverages, troops will also be able to showcase their video game skills on PS4 or Xbox One.
USO Camp Schwab, Japan USO Camp Schwab will be ready for football-loving troops at 7 a.m. local time with finger food, popcorn and drinks in addition to nine televisions tuned into the big game.
Want a glimpse of what the party will look like? Check out photos from the 2013 event:
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USO Sasebo, Japan Starting at 8 a.m. local time, troops stationed near Sasebo can head to the Fleet Landing for a USO Super Bowl party. Service members can enjoy snacks while rooting for their favorite team.
USO Camp Hansen, Japan Starting at 8 a.m. local time, troops can chow down on freshly prepared waffles and sausages as they cheer on their favorite team. Take a look at some of the fun from last year’s Super Bowl breakfast party:
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USO Camp Foster, Japan Troops can head over to the USO on Camp Foster for a Super Bowl party kicking off bright and early at 6 a.m. local time.
USO Kadena, Japan Service members can kick off their morning with USO Kadena’s Super Bowl festivities starting at 6 a.m. local time. There will tailgate snacks and refreshments for troops to enjoy while watching the game on the center’s HDTV!
Take a look a last year’s photos to see what’s in store for this Sunday:
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USO Futenma, Japan Troops can head over to USO Futenma for a Super Bowl party kicking off at 6 a.m. local time.
USO Camp Walker, South Korea USO Camp Walker will be partnering with the MWR to host a Super Bowl party at the Hilltop Club, starting at 6 a.m. local time. To get a vibe of this year’s festivities, take a look at some snaps from the 2013 event:
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USO Camp Casey, South Korea USO Camp Casey for kickoff at 8:30 a.m. local time for a Super Bowl party sponsored by Mr. Nam, Judie’s Realty, Red Cross and the Non-Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA).
Troops can enjoy food, fun and prize giveaways while cheering on their favorite team.
USO Seoul, South Korea Doors open at 6 a.m. local time at USO Seoul, where service members can enjoy a free breakfast and cheer on their favorite team.
The party, sponsored by the NCOA, will also feature a dance competition and prize giveaways.
USO Humphreys, South Korea Troops can head over USO Humphreys at 8:30 a.m. local time to grab a free breakfast and catch the big game.
USO Coast Guard Base, Boston Friday before game day, troops near Boston can gear up for a great weekend of football starting at 11 a.m local time. Stop by the USO center for games, popcorn, pizza and the chance to win Patriots-branded prizes.
USO Logan Center, Boston Starting Friday, USO Logan will be decorated in a football theme as they rev up to cheer on the Patriots. Traveling troops can test their skills with a Super Bowl Trivia game or take the New England Fan Challenge to win prizes.
Guests can also catch all the local pregame television coverage and watch the game in Super Bowl style and comfort on Sunday. The popcorn machine will be running and there will be plenty of snacks for everyone to enjoy!
USO SeaTac Airport Center, Seattle Troops traveling through Seattle can catch the game at the airport center while enjoying snacks and other refreshments.
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