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Takeout service a warm-up for hosting guests

Attendees check out the variety available during the "USO-To-Go" soft-reopening event at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Attendees check out the variety available during the "USO-To-Go" soft-reopening event at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. (U. S. Air Force photo/Wesley Farnsworth)

Alesya Flynn and her 5-year-old son Henry check out the variety of items available during the "USO-To-Go" soft reopening event at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Visitors were able to get salty, sweet and nutritious snacks, as well as bottled water and sports drinks, at no cost. The event was in preparation for the USO's planned grand re-opening October 19th.

Alesya Flynn and her 5-year-old son Henry check out the variety of items available during the "USO-To-Go" soft reopening event at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Visitors were able to get salty, sweet and nutritious snacks, as well as bottled water and sports drinks, at no cost. The event was in preparation for the USO's planned grand re-opening October 19th. (U.S. Air Force photo/Wesley Farnsworth)

Senior Airman Matthias Downs, National Air and Space Intelligence Center technician, registers at the "USO-To-Go" soft reopening.

Senior Airman Matthias Downs, National Air and Space Intelligence Center technician, registers at the "USO-To-Go" soft reopening. (U.S. Air Force photo/Wesley Farnsworth)

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- ​The United Service Organizations of Central and Southern Ohio Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has launched “USO To-Go”, a take-out snack and beverage service.

From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, USO volunteers are offering a range of salty, sweet, and nutritious snacks at no cost, as well as bottled water and sports drinks, from the building entryway.

Patrons can pick up these treats to take away, or to enjoy in socially distanced outdoor seating on the USO center patio.

After months of suspended operations, the Wright-Patt USO Center Manager, Erik Oberg, reports that after months of suspended, the center is almost ready to begin hosting guests again.

“Both the base and the USO have been making improvements to our building all summer long,” Oberg said. “We’re close to wrapping things up and plan to reopen both the center and the remodeled Airman’s Attic in October.”

In the meantime, USO staff and volunteers were eager to provide the morale-boosting USO To-Go service as a warm-up act to October’s grand reopening.

“We want to start getting our service members used to the idea that the USO center is still here,” Oberg said. “We can hardly wait to have them back.”

USO To-Go will continue every weekday until the center reopens on October 19, 2020.

The Wright-Patterson USO is located at 2221 Birch St. in the Kittyhawk Area of Wright-Patterson AFB, across the street from the Kittyhawk Lanes and the Class 6.

The “USO To-Go” service will be open to all active-duty, Guard, and Reserve service members and their dependent family members and also retirees.

For further information email Erik Oberg at eoberg@uso.org or call 937-522-3759.