NEW YORK–Thanks to a generous donation from JetBlue, the USO of Metropolitan New York opened an airport center Wednesday in Terminal 5 of John F. Kennedy International Airport.
“JetBlue is excited to bring a USO Center back to JFK,” JetBlue Airways CEO Dave Barger said in a release. “We put the call out to our partners and they overwhelming answered. Gensler designed the space, Turner Construction Company built it, and a generous donation from the Port Authority [of New York and New Jersey] allowed us to provide a fully functioning lounge for the USO and our service people.”
The lounge features a plethora of donated items, including computers, TVs, gaming stations, iPads, snacks and even arrivals and departures boards so troops and families don’t have to worry about missing flights. The lounge is on the street level of Terminal 5’s arrivals area, directly across from baggage carousel No. 2.
More from the USO
Dec 7, 2023
5 Ways Americans Can Deliver a Piece of Home to Troops During the Holidays
Every holiday season, service members stationed around the world are making sacrifices on behalf of their country while far from loved ones. If you are asking yourself how you can deliver the holiday spirit to the people who serve thousands of miles away, here are five ways you can deliver a piece of home to service members during the holidays.
Nov 21, 2023
Is the USO a Nonprofit? Yes!
At the USO, we talk a lot about the people who serve in the U.S. Armed Forces because they are the ones in need of support, and they are the ones who deserve the spotlight. However, we sometimes don’t talk enough about who we are as an organization, and whether or not the USO is a nonprofit. Yes - the USO is, in fact, a nonprofit, non-government organization and we rely on generous donors like you to fuel our support of the nation’s military.