The USO Center at the San Antonio International Airport has recently completely a renovation and expansion process! At 5,100 square feet, the center certainly lives up to the motto that “Everything’s Bigger in Texas.” With room for a computer center, a theater, snack bar, television, pool tables, gaming rooms, and a space set aside just for kids, there’s something for everyone.
San Antonio, TX, is located at a nexus of Troop activity, with Fort Sam Houston, Lackland Air Force Base, Brooks City-Base, and Brooke Army Medical Center. Because of their proximity to BAMC, the center will also feature activities and entertainment designed specifically for wounded Troops.
We’re thrilled to expand the services and space available at USO San Antonio and invite Troops and their families to stop by and see is on their way through the airport! Check out some pics from yesterday’s Grand Reopening festivities…
[caption id=“attachment_1840” align=“aligncenter” width=“500” caption=“USO San Antonio Center Director, Shari Jenson (center), joins to Brig. Gen. Leonard A. Patrick, Commander, 502nd Air Base Wing, Fort Sam Houston, Texas (far L); Sloan Gibson, USO president; Edward Reilly, USO Board of Governors Chair at the USO San Antonio Grand Re-Opening celebration on April 7, 2010. (USO Photo by PhotoFino)”][/caption]
[caption id=“attachment_1845” align=“aligncenter” width=“500” caption=“Local service members join Shari Jenson, USO San Antonio Center Director (center); William Moll, former Chair of the USO Board of Governors (far L); and Sloan Gibson, USO president (far R) as they hold up Nintendo® Wii™ and Xbox® 360 games donated by Activision. (USO Photo by PhotoFino)”][/caption]
[caption id=“attachment_1841” align=“aligncenter” width=“500” caption=“Brig. Gen. Leonard A. Patrick, Commander, 502nd Air Base Wing, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, greets the crowd outside of the USO San Antonio building in downtown San Antonio during the center’s re-opening celebration on April 7, 2010. (USO Photo by Photo Fino)”][/caption]
[caption id=“attachment_1844” align=“aligncenter” width=“500” caption=“USO San Antonio Center Director Shari Jenson does an interview for a local news station at the center’s re-opening celebration on April 7, 2010. (USO Photo by PhotoFino)”][/caption]
[caption id=“attachment_1842” align=“aligncenter” width=“500” caption=“USO San Antonio’s new center is a 5,100 square foot facility that features a computer area with free Internet access; theater room; lounge area with televisions, recliners, Xbox® 360 stations, and two pool tables; a children’s room; United Through Reading® Military Program recording area; and a fully stocked snack bar with ice cream stations. Center visitors also have access to four gaming rooms with multiple Nintendo® Wii™ and more Xbox® 360 gaming consoles. (USO Photo by PhotoFino)”][/caption]
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