On Monday, Nov 10 – just in time for Veteran’s Day – John Wayne Orange County Airport (JWA) celebrates the opening of a new USO Center.
Located in the Airport’s Terminal B, next to the baggage claim area on the Arrivals Level, the center will be staffed by volunteers and offer a canteen, movies, travel assistance and Wi-Fi. It will be open on a complimentary basis to active and reserve members and their dependents as well as military retirees on a space available basis.
The USO Center at John Wayne Airport will be operated by Bob Hope USO, which also operates the USO centers at LAX, Ontario International Airport and Palm Springs International Airport. A listing of other airport (and other) USO Centers can be found here.
On November 7, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport dedicated two new displays at the Founders Plaza airport observation area to honor the hundreds of local corporate, business and community organizations and the thousands of volunteers who took part in the “Welcome Home A Hero” program that greeted incoming troops at DFW from 2004 through 2012.
The new exhibits include a commemorative center detailing the accomplishments of the volunteer greeter program, expanded information about DFW Airport, and an fountain recreating the Airport’s “shower of affection” water cannon salutes over incoming aircraft.