USO of NC, the Cannon Foundation enhance Fayetteville Airport Center
USO of North Carolina in partnership with the Cannon Foundation launches grand reopening of USO of NC Fayetteville Airport Center
Fayetteville, N.C. – The USO of North Carolina in partnership with the Cannon Foundation celebrated the newly renovated and updated USO of NC Fayetteville Airport Center; hosting a grand reopening and ribbon-cutting ceremony, March 4, 2020.
This renovation project represented the Cannon Foundation’s and USO of NC’s commitment to the 3,000 service members and their families who travel through the Fayetteville Regional Airport USO Center each month. Renovations such as this would not be possible without the support from committed partners like the Cannon Foundation and Fayetteville Regional Airport.
“The Cannon Foundation is pleased with the long-standing relationship with the USO of North Carolina. The USO of NC’s renovation of the Fayetteville Regional Airport center demonstrates the USO’s commitment to service members and their families,” said Gene Cochrane, Interim Executive Director for the Cannon Foundation.
Renovations to the Fayetteville Regional Airport USO Center included new cabinets, patching of walls and a fresh coat of paint, new furniture, installation of high-speed internet and a renovated game room with the latest video game system and games. The Fayetteville Regional Airport provided new carpet. Also included in the renovations was the installation of brand-new granite counterparts, graciously provided by EJS Homes, Inc.
In attendance during the grand reopening was Bradley Whited, Fayetteville Regional Airport Director. “Since the USO of NC established a center in the Fayetteville Regional Airport 10 years ago, the moral of our military travelers has increased, knowing they had a USO center right here in our airport,” said Whited. “We have a great relationship with the USO of NC, one that we hope will continue for decades to come.”
“This project is a testament to the level of service the USO of NC, Fayetteville Regional Airport and the Cannon Foundation provides to our service members and their families,” said Jim Whaley, CEO and President of the USO of NC. “No matter where they are traveling to or stationed at, if there is a USO center in the vicinity, our service members and their families know they will be taken care of there, that’s what we do,” added Whaley.
Today is one of many events the USO of NC will take part in this year with our trusted partners. Without the support from partners like the Cannon Foundation, and Fayetteville Regional Airport, the USO of NC would not have the facilities or resources needed to serve our military and their families, creating a lasting and positive impact to their lives.
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