THE AIRPORT. IF A PCS HAS EVER
SENT YOU THROUGH ONE, YOU KNOW THE FEELING. THE HURRY UP
AND GET THERE, THE LONG LINES
AND OF COURSE… THE LUGGAGE. BUT IF YOU LOOK CLOSE,
YOU MAY COME ACROSS THREE LETTERS THAT SHINE LIKE A
BEACON TO THE TRAVEL-WEARY SERVICE MEMBER. AMID THE FLURRY
OF AIRPORT LIFE, THE USO LOUNGE IS AN
OASIS OF R-AND-R AVAILABLE EXLUSIVELY TO CURRENT AND
RETIRED MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY AND
THEIR FAMILIES. MANY LIKE THE ONE AT
BALTIMORE WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ARE
STAFFED WITH VOLUNTEERS EAGER TO HELP EASE THE
BURDEN OF THE MILITARY MEMBER ON THE ROAD. YOU FEEL LIKE YOUR HELPING
THE MILITARY MEN AND WOMAN AND THIER FAMILIES, GIVE
A LITTLE COMFORT A LITTLE HOME AWAY FROM HOME
WHEN THEY’RE TRAVELING. SO IT GIVES US A LOT OF
PLEASURE TO BE THERE FOR THEM. FOR ALL HANDS UPDATE AT
THE INTERSECTION OF PEACE AND QUIET, I’M SENIOR
CHIEF PETTY OFFICER MIKE JONES