By Sandi Moynihan

CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait – Every year, tens of thousands of service members pass through Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, on their way to completing missions in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other parts of Southwest Asia.

During their time on the installation, many also make a point to stop by the USO’s Camp Arifjan. Since opening its doors in 2013, USO Camp Arifjan has become a popular place for service members to spend their limited free time. When Camp Arifjan foot traffic reached roughly 20,000 visits each month in 2016, it was clear the center needed a major makeover to better serve the base’s visiting populations.

The new-and-improved Camp Arifjan

Earlier this year, the USO moved out of its original building on Camp Arifjan and relocated to a small, temporary location so the transformation process could begin.

During the renovation, we took an exclusive tour of the building with Tyler Krantz, the center manager at USO Camp Arifjan. The renovated center is almost ready to reopen to the public, but until it does, you can check out our behind-the-scenes look at the new Camp Arifjan.

Service members who visit Camp Arifjan are often taking their much-needed free time in a place far from home - you can send a message of support and thanks directly to service members via the USO’s Campaign to Connect. Your messages will appear on screens at Camp Arifjan and other USO locations around the world.