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JWA Celebrates the Grand Opening of the Bob Hope USO


Photo courtesy of Paul D. Lovette

On November 10, 2014, County of Orange officials, Bob Hope USO leadership and members of the military celebrated Veterans Day with the opening of the Bob Hope USO at John Wayne Airport (JWA).

USO Ribbon Cutting
Photo courtesy of Yvonne Neff

California Army National Guard's 40th Infantry Division Band from Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos
Photo courtesy of Paul D. Lovette

For 73 years, USO centers have welcomed troops and their families at airports across the nation. That warm welcome is being extended for the very first time at Orange County's John Wayne Airport. The grand opening festivities included singing of the national anthem by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Rebecca Lopez with musical accompaniment by the California Army National Guard's 40th Infantry Division Band from Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos, a ribbon cutting and tour of the Bob Hope USO Center, along with congratulatory remarks made by Chairman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors Shawn Nelson and Bob Hope USO Chairman Rear Admiral Steve Briggs, USN (ret).

The USO Center features a stocked canteen, movies, travel assistance and free Wi-Fi for members of the military and their guests. Click here to learn more about the USO at John Wayne Airport, or visit www.bobhopeuso.org.

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