USO Guam connects you to family, home and country

by USO Guam
Stripes Guam

Whether you are stationed on Guam or even if you are on island for a short deployment, USO Guam is a place where you will find your “home away from home.” It is the ideal place for newcomers to get their bearings, for local military families and guests to gather, for those on deployments to connect with loved ones, and for those in transit to relax and unwind. To deliver USO’s mission of connecting service members and their families to family, home and country throughout their service to our nation, USO Guam offers a wide variety of free programs and services to keep our military and their families connected with things they often miss while rendering service to our country.

 

Our two centers located in Guam’s Tumon Bay tourism district and at Andersen Air Force Base now welcome more than 80,000 visitors a year. In addition, our area outreach provides special events and programs for an additional 20,000 service members and families annually to Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Guam National Guard locations where we do not have a center.

 

 

USO Andersen

As America’s “tip of the spear” military location in the Pacific, Guam’s military population is on the rise. To ensure USO is close at hand whenever needed, an additional center opened at Andersen Air Force Base in September 2017. With an average of about 3,500 visits per month, this new center serves the Air Force population of the 36th Wing and its tenant commands, units from the U.S. and surrounding Pacific locales who regularly deploy to Guam, the now permanently stationed Army units on Guam, and the expected influx of more than 5,000 Marines and families within the next five years.

 

 

Regular Hours of Center Operation:

Sun. – Thurs.: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Fri. and Sat.: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

 

Center Services:

• Freshly Brewed Coffee and Cold Drinks

• Morning, Afternoon and Evening Refreshments Served Daily

• Local and Long-Distance Calling

• High-speed Internet and Wi-Fi

• Local Community and “Things-To-Do” Resources

• Large Flat Screen TVs with Premium Digital Programming and Online Gaming

• Relaxation Areas and Reading Materials

• Computers with CAC Readers

• Outdoor Gazebos with BBQ Grills and comfortable seating

• Special programming to support “no dough” dinners at barracks

• Mobile programming to isolated areas of Northwest Field for special events (barbecues, flapjack Fridays, etc.)

 

USO Tumon Bay

USO Guam’s award-winning center located in the heart of Guam’s Tumon Bay tourism district at the Royal Orchid Hotel welcomes approximately 50,000 visitors every year from service members, families, and their guests. The USO is here to ensure the best in hospitality. This unique, 5,000 square foot center offers a comfortable and relaxed “island style” environment with an array of gratis services including homemade hot food and refreshments, local and long-distance calls, high speed internet and Wi-Fi, and more.

 

 

Regular Hours of Center Operation:

Sun. – Thurs.: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Fri. and Sat.: 8 a.m. – midnight

 

Center Services:

• Freshly Brewed Coffee and Cold Drinks

• Hot Food, Refreshments Served Daily

• Local and Long-Distance Calling

• High-speed Internet and Wi-Fi

• Local Community and “Things-To-Do” Resources

• Cardless Cash ATM

• Large Flat Screen TVs with Premium Digital Programming, Online Gaming

• Computers with CAC Readers

• Morale Calls

• Massage Chairs

• Video Game Systems

• Billiards

• Sesame Street Playroom

• Karaoke Room

• Meeting Space for Group Functions

 

Area Outreach Programming

In addition to its center operations, USO Guam serves more than 20,000 service members and families through its area outreach programming each year. At the southern end of the island, this includes robust pier-side support for Naval Base Guam.

 

Sailors, Marines and coastguardsmen enjoy USO support for homecomings, deployments, holiday celebrations and other special happenings. With a base population of approximately 4,500 and an additional 100,000 sailors in port each year, service members and their families remain connected through USO Guam programs and services specifically targeted to the naval and Coast Guard operations on the island.

 

USO Guam also partners with the Andersen Air Force Base Guam Chapel to serve hundreds of airmen and soldiers monthly at the isolated Northwest Field training and defense area at the northern end of the island. This remote, rough terrain area offers limited meal options (even drinking water has to be transported to the locale each day), and our military personnel there work in rough conditions.

 

To help keep the morale of these awesome individuals uplifted, the AAFB Chapel and USO serve flapjack breakfasts or lunch with grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, and veggie burgers to members of the 554 Red Horse Squadron (USAF) on odd numbered months and Task Force Talon (THAAD) on even numbered months.

 

Guam is also home to its beloved Guam National Guard whose members protect and defend the island while also deploying to locations around the globe in support of our nation. USO Guam takes special pride in serving these 1,500+ local heroes through special events at the GNG installation, deployments, homecomings, and command and family gatherings at the USO.

 

USO Guam welcomes all military and their guests to please visit one of our island’s centers or special programming initiatives. Visit us on Facebook at Facebook.com/USOGuam, or get up to the minute information on our website at guam.uso.org. Thank you for your service to our country!

 

 

VOLUNTEERS: Interested in joining an awesome family during your time away from home? We are always looking for passionate volunteers at all our locations! Please register online at volunteers.uso.org to join the team. We can’t wait to meet you!

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