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YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan— Sometimes, there is such a thing as a free lunch, especially when the USO is involved.
“All they have to do is eat,” said Tiffany Scott, former field programs manager at USO Yokota.
According to Scott, who is also a military spouse, USO Yokota’s Adopt-A-Squadron free lunches are just that: a complimentary lunch for an entire squadron, paid for and served by the USO – no strings attached.
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“Everyday they’re sacrificing for us, so it’s our pleasure,“ said Scott.
To participate in the program, squadrons must first contact the USO to apply, receive additional information and coordinate the lunch details. Then, the USO staff and volunteers, often military spouses, purchase the food, deliver the lunch and serve the meal to the hungry squadron.
“We can never do enough for our service members. We can never say thank you enough for what they do and the sacrifices,” Scott said.
- USO Senior Multimedia Journalist Joseph A. Lee and USO Content Strategy Manager Sandi Moynihan contributed to this report.
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