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BNA and USO to Hold Wall-breaking Event for New USO Center to Serve Troops and Military Families

BNA and USO to Hold Wall-breaking Event for New USO Center to Serve Troops and Military Families

New USO on C Concourse will replace BNA’s military lounge

1/10/2013
WHAT: United Service Organizations (USO) and Nashville International Airport (BNA) will host a wall-breaking event to celebrate the beginning of construction of a new USO center at BNA. The center, which is set to open in May 2013 during the 2013 USO World Leadership Conference in Nashville, will be the first USO in Tennessee and will replace BNA’s current military lounge located on the Ground Transportation Level.
This USO will offer a host of programs and services for troops and military families. The new center will offer entertainment, computer services, a children’s play area and snacks. The new center was made possible by Nashville International Airport and many USO donors and volunteers.
 
WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013; 11 a.m. - Program
 
WHERE: Nashville International Airport Ticketing Lobby (Level 3)
 
WHO: Karl F. Dean, Mayor, Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County
Alan Reyes, Senior Vice President of Operations, USO
Jim Cheek, Chairman, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority Board of Commissioners
Rob Wigington, President & CEO, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority
 
RSVP: Interested media RSVP to Emily Richard at emily_richard@nashintl.com or (615) 275-1611.
 
HOW TO DONATE TO USO: Individuals or organizations interested in donating to the future USO - Nashville should contact Kari Burgess Brown with the USO at kbbrown@uso.org or (931) 542-3090.
 
About the USO
The USO (United Service Organizations) lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide. We provide a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases in the U.S. and abroad, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. We also provide critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops, military families, wounded warriors and their families and the families of the fallen.
 
The USO is a private, nonprofit organization, not a government agency. All of our programs and services are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners and the dedication of our volunteers and staff. In addition to individual donors and corporate sponsors, the USO is supported by President’s Circle Partners: American Airlines, AT&T, Clear Channel, The Coca-Cola Company, jcpenney, Kangaroo Express, Kroger, Lowe’s, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Procter & Gamble, and TriWest Healthcare Alliance and Worldwide Strategic Partners: BAE Systems, The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft Corporation and TKS Telepost Kabel-Service Kaiserslautern GmbH & Co. KG. We are also supported through the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-11381). To join us in this patriotic mission, and to learn more about the USO, visit uso.org.