Are you or someone in your family into video games? If the answer is yes, Operation Supply Drop (OSD) can help you with some free games with their Games to Grunts program. They provide video games to members of the military community via digital download codes. This started as a direct result of the gaming trend of using digital downloads for video game purchases.
Games To Grunts Provides Free Games to Troops
OSD has been able to give away over 500,000 games since 2010, and with this new focus on digital downloads, the process will be much easier. Before Games to Grunts, they would have had to send a spreadsheet with gaming keys to a single point of contact on a post or in a unit, keeping OSD from cultivating a relationship at the individual level. They can now connect OSD to the recipient ensuring that they benefit from their services in a more personal and direct way.
What is OSD?
OSD stands for Operation Supply Drop, which is a global, chapter-based, Veteran Service Organization that provides relevant, relatable, and sustainable impact to the military community through social, professional, and service-oriented programs.
OSD’s focus on physical fitness & wellness, family outings, concerts & sporting events, tailgates, Supply Drops™, Games to Grunts™, happy hours, coffee meetups, recreational therapy, development & skill share workshops, entrepreneur mentorship, corporate networking, Boot to Books™, community service & collaboration, and a fellowship program.
How do you sign up for Games to Grunts?
You would need to create an account with Games to Grunts, and then you will be verified through ID.me.
Who qualifies for this program?
This program is open to any members of the military community who qualify for the ID.me Troop ID. This includes active service members, veterans, and their families.
What else do I need to do?
For playing games through Steam, you would need to have a Steam account. All of the current available games are on Steam. They have about 22 currently. They do offer XBOX and tinyBuild games that are sold out.
Why Are Some Games Sold Out?
The majority of Games to Grunts partners donate between 1,000-5,000 keys per quarter. Since there is not an unlimited supply of keys, they are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. This is why you will see “sold out” under some games.
If you are a publisher/developer and would like to donate some of your games, you can do so here.
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About the author
Julie Provost is a freelance writer, blogger, and owner of Soldier's Wife, Crazy Life, a support blog for military spouses. She lives in Tennessee with her National Guard husband and three boys.