Bob Hope USO Los Angeles International Airport
Los Angeles International Airport 203 World Way, Los Angeles, CA, USA
www.bobhopeuso.org - 310-645-3716
Bob Hope USO Los Angeles International Airport Reviews
an excellent privilege May 11, 2015
Why pay a fee for the use of airport lounge when we have the privilege to use the USO Center?
The acronym USO; is United Service Organizations. A nonprofit institution organized in 1941 during the World War II. Its aim is to facilitate leisure activities to military members on furlough. President Franklin D. Roosevelt challenged the private sectors to lead this endeavor that openly embraced by the latter. Thus, the birth of USO clubs and centers as a "home away from home" for every American soldier. (Source: USO website)
Today, the USO is still very much involve as it was in propagating the morale and welfare of members of all the branches of the U.S. Arm Forces (retired or active duty) and their dependents. One way to execute this is by installing military lounges in most airports in the U.S. whether local or international. There are also USO centers in other countries like Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, and UAE. To add to that, even employees of the Federal government can also avail of this privilege.
The USO Los Angeles Center located on the Arrival (lower) Level of LAX directly across the roadway and between Terminals One and Two is one of the best USO Centers I have ever been. The staff, mostly volunteers are accommodating and helpful. One of them even gave a tour to the place and welcomed any question we have.
The L.A. USO center offers a wide range of free services including area information, guidebooks, maps, internet cafe and free Wi-Fi. Amenities like bathrooms, shower rooms, nap rooms, entertainment room, a luggage storage, and DVD and book library, patios for outside refreshments; are available to make one's stay comfortable and relaxing. They even provide pillows and clean sheets!
The best part is the "Hollywood Canteen" snack bar! All sorts of sandwiches, chips, cupcakes, cookies, fruits, and drinks are free for a grab for the hungry or not-so hungry visitor. My children could not believe they could take whatever they like from all the arrays of snacks! They can even make a request from the volunteer staff to pop a bag of popcorn if that's what these kids' wishes.
And did I mention parking is free of charge as well? We were more than happy to avail of the free parking. If you know how much per hour for airport parking garage fees, then you know why we're so excited when we found out.
Sadly, I only have two photos to show.
Part of the list a FREEBIE for Us!
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