COVID-19 heroes receive care packages from USAA, USO and the 49ers

Photo credit USAA/49ers

USAA, the San Francisco 49ers and NFL player Ben Garland haven’t let the coronavirus pandemic slow down their efforts to support the military.

 As part of their continued efforts to serve and support local troops and their families, USAA and the 49ers recently teamed up with the USO to deliver care packages to service members on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19 in Northern California.

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To date, more than 1,300 care packages have been delivered to military bases including Naval Air Station Lemoore, the USS Theodore Roosevelt, the California Army National Guard in Northern California; David Grant Medical Unit at Travis Air Force Base and Beale Air Force Base.

The care packages consisted of snacks, games, recreation items and toiletries/hygiene essentials.

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Garland, an Air Force Academy graduate and a captain in the Colorado Air National Guard, helped tell the story of the care package delivery in a Twitter post.

“It is essential we support our troops,” he said.

Additional packages will soon be delivered to the Bridgeport Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center.

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