By Sandi Moynihan
ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam – The USO Andersen center might be located about 6,000 miles from Los Angeles, but for service members serving on the small Pacific island, the new center feels just like home.
Opened in 2017, the center on Andersen Air Force Base boasts 3,200 square feet of classic USO amenities, like snacks, televisions and Wi-Fi, in addition to signature features like two large patios, massage chairs and outdoor grilling areas to add a touch of island flair.
“Many times, the typical experience for a young service member is that they land in these remote areas and … they may end up on base and never see anything else on the island,” USO Guam Area Director Leigh Graham said in a 2017 USO.org story.
“We wanted to make sure they had a center to offer them island-style hospitality.”
Late last year, we took a tour of the center with Jadine Lujan, the center manager at USO Andersen and learned about the wonderful features the brand-new space has to offer service members and military families. Take a look.
– Director of Content Strategy Chad Stewart contributed to this report.
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