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New USO lounge opens at Mitchell International Airport

Don Grundy, USO President (right) and major donors to the new USO lounge at General Mitchell International airport, cut the ribbon and mark its official opening on 20 September, 2011. The new 800-square-foot lounge is now a special place in the airport for all veterans, troops and their families looking for a place to relax during travel or before deployment. (US Air Force photo by SMSgt Jeff Rohloff)

Don Grundy, USO President (right) and major donors to the new USO lounge at General Mitchell International airport, cut the ribbon and mark its official opening on 20 September, 2011. The new 800-square-foot lounge is now a special place in the airport for all veterans, troops and their families looking for a place to relax during travel or before deployment. (US Air Force photo by SMSgt Jeff Rohloff)

The new USO lounge at General Mitchell International airport, Milwaukee has everything from a kitchenette to computers and big screen televisions. (20 September, 2011) The new 800-square-foot lounge is now a special place in the airport for all veterans, troops and their families looking for a place to relax during travel or before deployment. (US Air Force photo by SMSgt Jeff Rohloff)

The new USO lounge at General Mitchell International airport, Milwaukee has everything from a kitchenette to computers and big screen televisions. (20 September, 2011) The new 800-square-foot lounge is now a special place in the airport for all veterans, troops and their families looking for a place to relax during travel or before deployment. (US Air Force photo by SMSgt Jeff Rohloff)

The new USO lounge at General Mitchell International airport, Milwaukee has a separate TV viewing area which includes leather recliners 20 September, 2011. The new 800-square-foot  Lounge is now a special place in the airport for all veterans, troops and their families looking for a place to relax during travel or before deployment. (US Air Force photo by SMSgt Jeff Rohloff)

The new USO lounge at General Mitchell International airport, Milwaukee has a separate TV viewing area which includes leather recliners 20 September, 2011. The new 800-square-foot Lounge is now a special place in the airport for all veterans, troops and their families looking for a place to relax during travel or before deployment. (US Air Force photo by SMSgt Jeff Rohloff)

MILWAUKEE -- United Service Organizations (USO) of Wisconsin opened its new lounge at General Mitchell International airport with an official ribbon cutting ceremony on September 20, 2011.

The new 800-square-foot lounge is now a special place in the airport for all veterans, troops and their families looking for a place to relax during travel or before deployment.

The lounge is located near Gate D30 and has everything from a kitchenette to computers and big screen televisions. It doesn't matter what airline or gate you're flying out of, you'll be able to get in if you're military. Many service men and women say they feel honored that they are being recognized through this effort.

"The USO is family; it's a military family", said Major General Donald P. Dunbar, the Adjutant General of Wisconsin. "So when you're a military member and you're in an airport and you see that USO sign you know you've got a warm, friendly family member that supports you."