These are just a sampling of the thank you notes from some of the recent visitors to the MLO. The names have not been included for privacy’s sake.
Thank you for having this area. I have spent the last 24 hours in airports, 13 of which were spent in this room. I can only say “Thank you. I wasn’t afraid to sleep for once.” /s/ Navy Dependent July 21/2014
“This was really cool. Thank you so much for this support. It helps a lot. PVT July 21, 2014
“I am very grateful for your accommodation and attentiveness.” SSG
“Absolutely great service and food.”
“This is a great place. Please keep it up! God Bless!”
“Thank you so much!”
“Thank you for everything.” PFC
“Thank you so much. This was a wonderful place to wait for a ride.” July 11, 2014
“This is a wonderful little USO. Keep up the great service. Thank you!”
“Thank you for everything!” DM AFB
The MLO’s refreshments, treats, toiletries, space and entertainment are provided at no charge for traveling members and their dependents by the following hometown heroes: American Legion Post No. 36; American Red Cross; AMVETS Post No. 770 Color Guard; Anonymous Donors; Arizona Air National Guard 162nd Wing; City of Tucson Veterans Affairs Committee; Daughters of the American Revolution, Casa Grande chapter; Friends of the MLO, an Ad Hoc Committee of the SaddleBrooke Fine Arts Guild; Home Depot, Oro Valley; OTG Management; Paradies/Desert House News and Gifts (via passenger donations at airport gift shops’ collection bins); Sam Levitz Furniture; The Media Advantage; Tucson Airport Authority; Tucson Troop Support Group and USO Arizona.
The MLO is located on the baggage level of the Tucson Airport. It is staffed by volunteers, including several SaddleBrooke residents. For information on how to become a volunteer please contact Ground Transportation and Terminal Properties Coordinator Dee Brunner, Tucson Airport Authority, at 520-573-8374. It is easy to become a volunteer and you even make your own schedule.
The next time you are at the airport, stop in and check it out. Note the white donation box if you do.