NAS Corry Station receives new fully-stocked USO center
USO Corry Station
NAS PENSACOLA – AUG. 30, 2017
PENSACOLA, Fla. – The United Service Organizations Northwest Florida and the Armed Forces Families Foundation unveiled a new USO center at Naval Air Station Pensacola Corry Station on August 30.
USO Corry Station totals 1,400 square foot recreation lounge, equipped with snacks, refreshments, arcade games, high-speed Wi-Fi, flat-screen televisions, a study bar with laptops, a self-serve kitchen, and a rest area with couches. The new facility will also include outdoor recreational space for special events, like BBQ’s, lawn game tournaments and holiday celebrations.
Furnishings, electronics and supplies for the new USO center were made possible by the Armed Forces Families Foundation, a charity organization helping military families throughout the southeast U.S.
AFFF donated a total of $49,006 to completely outfit the space as well as provides snacks and supplies for the remainder of the year. The funds donated by AFFF were raised within the Pensacola community through annual fundraisers held at local Taco Bell restaurants.
“It has been an honor working with USO Northwest Florida to bring this center to the students and team members stationed at NAS Corry Station. This project has been in the works for some time and we are thrilled to finally present it to our military service members,” said John Wright, a member of the board at AFFF. “Because each AFFF project is funded by donations made at local Taco Bell restaurants, this project is truly an example of the generosity of the Pensacola community.”
Last Dec., AFFF also provided $26,282 in funding to upgrade furnishings and entertainment systems within the USO Naval Air Station Pensacola.
Additional phase two renovations to expand the facility are expected to take place in early 2018.