Louis International Airport congratulates the USO of Missouri after it was
honored for the top U.S. Airport Center-Large Division in the second annual
TellUSO Awards, which were announced in St. Petersburg, Florida.
and its airport and military base centers offer support and services to
America’s troops and their families around the world. The USO of Missouri serves as many as 12,000
service members and their families each month at the James S. McDonnell USO in
Lambert’s Terminal 1 and its satellite facility in Terminal 2. The Terminal 1
facility is open 24 hours per day, seven days a week. The USO of Missouri is funded solely from the
support from individuals and corporations as well as a legion of volunteers.
tribute to the volunteers for all the hard work they put in,” said David
Waltrip, the President of the Board of Directors for the USO of Missouri.
of Missouri relies on 1,200 volunteers to serve troops across the state and
those traveling through Lambert. USO of
Missouri volunteers typically log around 7,500 hours a month. Military visitors
at Lambert receive free food and drinks as well as have access to sleep areas,
computer access and entertainment.
awards are based on the feedback of thousands of troops who are surveyed about
the USO’s programs and services at centers in the U.S., Europe, Asia and
very exciting for us and our volunteers,” said Kathy O’Conner, Executive
Director of the USO of Missouri. “Our guests continually tell us we’re the best
USO they’ve been to. The award now validates what we hear every day.”
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