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USO at Dulles Airport

For over 80 years, the USO continues to be THE way to show support for our nation’s military members and their families.  USO airport lounges help to strengthen America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country throughout their service to the nation” by providing an environment to reduce the stress of travel and relocation.  This help can include something as simple as a cup of coffee and a quiet place to relax, find lodging in emergencies, retrieve critical travel orders that have been misplaced, place that last phone call before deployment. 

The Lounge also serves as one of the main transfer points for our "Families of the Fallen" service program by providing respite and comfort to grieving families traveling to witness the return of their loved ones or to attend memorial services. 

Dedicated USO volunteers provide these family members with travel assistance, take care of their immediate on-site needs and often simply lend an understanding shoulder.  The lounge had over 32,000 visitors during 2020.  The USO lounge at Washington Dulles International Airport is open daily, 6:00am – 10:00pm and serves as a home away from home for our military members and their families.

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Help us help them by providing snacks and items that can be used in the IAD USO lounge for the month of December

Please bring donated items to Buffalo Trail no later than Thursday, November 30th. The class with the most items donated will win a class wide prize.

*Please note we do not accept any peanut products


(individual serving size/individually wrapped)

Snack cakes/cookies                Bottled water                       Pop Tarts

Juice Boxes                              Pudding Cups                      Soda

Protein Bars                              Energy Bars                         Dried Fruit Chips

Fruit Chews                               Chewing Gum                      Beef Jerky/Slim Jim’s

Microwave Soups/Meals           Assorted Candy

Powerade/Gatorade/Prime        Tuna/Chicken Salad Snack Kits

Miscellaneous Supplies

All Travel Size Please

Toothbrush kits                 Hand Sanitizer                 

Handwipes                       Cleaning Wipes

For Children

Coloring Books                Crayons

Markers                           Plush animals for comfort (new please)

Playing cards                  Board games