USO donates items to Fort Bragg troops in 14-day quarantine

Cumberland County News

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (WNCN) — Right now all Fort Bragg troops returning home from countries deemed a high risk for COVID-19, including Kuwait and Afghanistan, go immediately into a 14-day quarantine.

Fort Bragg has barracks and tents set aside for the soldiers who need them. 

The USO of North Carolina helps supply the quarantine compounds with snacks and hygiene items. 

Brian Knight with the USO dropped off a truckload of items on Friday to 82nd Airborne Division paratroopers who just returned home from Afghanistan. 

“Nobody wants to come back from a nine-month deployment and go right into two weeks of quarantine, but they get it, they understand,” Knight said. “The struggle would be there, it would be a shock, but I think in these times they understand, they get it.”

Knight drops off supplies every couple of days to the troops in quarantine. 

“Anytime you get a chance to support service members and their families, it’s a great day.”

The soldiers are provided with gym equipment and entertainment consoles to help keep them busy during their quarantine. 

“We stop by and drop supplies like this to continue to support them, keep their morale up, so we are doing what we can,” Knight said.

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