SOURCE: Los Angeles World Airports

October 31, 2006 12:48 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: Ontario International Airport and USO Host Grand Opening for Ontario-USO Facility

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 31, 2006 --

WHAT:   The Ontario-USO will celebrate the grand opening of its new
        facility at Ontario International Airport (ONT).  The
        military-themed event, which will also honor Veteran's Day on Nov.
        11, will feature dignitary and celebrity guests, traditional
        USO-style entertainment, military aircraft and vehicle displays,
        exhibit booths, special military personnel appearances, and a
        formal ribbon-cutting ceremony.  More than 300 invited guests are
        expected to attend.

        The new 6,000 square-foot facility will serve some 20,000 active
        duty, reserve, and retired service members and their families each
        year.  The facility is located in Terminal One, ONT's former
        terminal.  It offers spacious television lounges with a large
        collection of current and classic films and television shows on
        DVD and video; free-lending library stocked with donated books,
        magazines and other periodicals; state-of-the-art computers with
        internet access; luggage storage area; children's area and
        nursery; "Canteen" snack bar; family room; nap room; international
        map display area; and outdoor patio area.  All services are
        provided to troops and their families free of charge.  The facility
        is open seven days a week Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to
        10 p.m., and Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

        The Ontario-USO is staffed by volunteers and one full-time
        director. Volunteers meet and greet service members and their
        families, and provide directions and information on travel
        arrangements, flight schedules, local hotels with special rates,
        and sightseeing and local tourist attractions.  They also provide
        emergency leave and child-care assistance, help with lost baggage,
        and if available, offer free tickets for local events.

        ONT is located in Southern California's "Inland Empire" region that
        includes San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. The medium-hub
        airport, which handles 7.2 million passengers and 575,000 tons of
        cargo annually, is one of four owned and operated by Los Angeles
        World Airports (LAWA), a Los Angeles city department that oversees
        an airport system in the nation's second largest metropolitan area.
        The other airports owned and operated by LAWA are Los Angeles
        International (LAX), Palmdale Regional (PMD) and Van Nuys (VNY).
        The Bob Hope Hollywood USO at LAX has been serving U.S. military
        personnel and their families since 1985.

WHEN:   Tuesday, November 7, 2006
        9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

WHERE:  Ontario International Airport
        Terminal One (Administration Building)
        1940 E. Moore Way
        Ontario, California 91761

        Free parking available at designated area next to Terminal One.

        Directions to ONT's Terminal One:
        From the I-10 (San Bernardino Freeway), exit Vineyard Ave.  Go
        south on Vineyard which leads directly to Terminal One on E. Moore
        Way, located across from parking Lot F.

        From the 60 freeway traveling eastbound, exit Grove Ave.  Go north
        to Airport Drive.  Turn right on Airport Dr. which leads to
        Vineyard Ave.  Turn right on Vineyard Ave. which leads directly
        to Terminal One on E. Moore Way, located across from parking Lot F.

        From the 60 freeway traveling westbound, exit Haven Ave.  Go north
        to Airport Dr.  Turn left on Airport Dr. which leads to Vineyard
        Ave.  Turn left on Vineyard Ave. which leads directly to Terminal
        One on E. Moore Way, located across from parking Lot F.

Contact Information

  • CONTACT:
    Maria Tesoro-Fermin
    ONT
    (909) 975-5360

    Ron Dye
    Ontario-USO
    (909) 390-4274