Friday, 12 June 2015

About USO layover lounges


In many airports across the United States, and a few overseas, there is an exclusive lounge that few know about, and even fewer can access.

Operated by the non-profit United Service Organizations, USO lounges offer a welcoming and relaxed private space for traveling members of the military and their families. This collection of articles offers a peek behind the curtain as to the services offered and the role they play.

Airport Secret: The USO Lounge - Amy Bushatz
The first thing I learned about air travel as a military spouse was this: don’t fly through any airport that does not have a USO lounge. And this is why... [read the articlr]

Exclusive Airport Lounge Where Rank Is Secondary - Joe Sharkey
He simply went in, showed his worn World War II Army ID, and they welcomed him — the center is reserved for active duty and retired service members. The 3,000-square-foot center, in bustling Terminal 4, looks like a high-end airline lounge, with... [read the article]

Atlanta Airport unveils renovated USO facility (SLIDESHOW) - Phil W. Hudson
For many military service members, the USO facility is the first place they visit before heading home from deployments overseas. And sadly, for several of those returning to war zones, it is the last place on American soil they will ever be... [read the article]

The United Service Organizations (USO) is a nonprofit organization that provides programs, services and live entertainment to United States troops and their families. One of the ways the organization supports families is through USO Lounges in many major airports.

Related resources
USO Lounges - Sleeping in Airports
Military lounges are airport oases - Nicholas Kralev

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