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DFW USO at Gate B47 - nicest one I've been in in a decade

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POL
47 points · 7 months ago

Did they finally finish renovations? Last time I went through they were still in the temporary location.

This post is why when people ask what I want for my birthday I always tell them to just donate to the USO.

level 2
6C
11 points · 7 months ago

Did they finally finish renovations? Last time I went through they were still in the temporary location.

It must be, I was at the DFW USO (I think there's 2 of them there, atleast when I went through) about 2 years ago, and this one looks nothing like where I was at. It was really awesome, they had Star Wars marathons going on since it was May 4th. The staff was super friendly.

level 3

Yes, it's a new finish. The temp one in terminal d sucks, and what was in terminal b was a little less sucky. This new set up is great. It's also down a long somewhat sketchy set of stairs.

level 4
arr matey
1 point · 7 months ago

They sure like to put the USO in a sketchy part of the airport, huh?

level 2
X2
Original Poster4 points · 7 months ago

4-6 months ago from what I understand

level 1

Seattle's USO is pretty awesome!

level 2
Active Duty
3 points · 7 months ago

Except the guy who works the front desk there is a total asshole.

level 3

Details...?

level 4
Active Duty
3 points · 7 months ago

He just barks orders in a condescending manner regardless of whether you are a brand new airmen, grizzled vet, or a civilian. I think he gets off on the little bit of power he has.

level 2
THE SUN IS A DEADLY LAZER
3 points · 7 months ago

I had to stay in Seattle for a night because of snow back in 2008 and the hotel they had a partnership with at the time was pretty nice. Nothing too fancy or anything, but it was nice.

The hotel that San Diego's USO recommends, though, is shit. Don't ask them for recommendations.

level 1

St Louis is pretty nice ever since a local radio host sponsored a project to fix it up.

level 2

Dave Glover. Hell of a nice guy and a big supporter of military folks. Really puts his money where his mouth is and very humble about it.

level 3

Yeah, I moved away after getting out and miss his show. #Igetit

level 2
THE SUN IS A DEADLY LAZER
5 points · 7 months ago

The STL USO is the only good thing about that airport, and that's even considering the fact that the USO is located outside security.

level 1
Secret Squirrel
14 points · 7 months ago

The USO at Las Vegas McCarron International is a great one too. Been there a few times.

level 2

Is it really? I'm only asking before I was there a month ago, and the USO was really small/cramp in term of space. Only snacks and bagels or similar pastry. I was hoping for some hot food but there wasn't any.

level 2

You know what else is great at Mccarron? The Centurion lounge!

level 3

Why are all the good USOs in airports with Centurion lounges. Lol

level 1
Vertibird Mechanic
13 points · 7 months ago

Is that one located in the middle of buttfuck nowhere? I think it was Dallas that had the USO in the middle of a bunch of unused gates that took like 20 minutes of wandering around to find.

level 2
Gunner's Mate First Class Philip Asshole
7 points · 7 months ago

Probably. It's compensation for being in a crappy terminal, while the USO in Terminal D is pretty lame but the rest of the terminal (being mostly for international flights) is damn nice.

level 2
X2
Original Poster2 points · 7 months ago

Moved about 6 months ago they said

level 1

in #11 the dude with the hat is retired as fuck

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[deleted]
1 point · 7 months ago

Dude is straight out of Bloodborne.

level 1
Cyber Transport
4 points · 7 months ago

USO in Philly was pretty awesome but it's currently being renovated. Plus it was past security which made it even better.

level 2
arr matey
1 point · 7 months ago

Yeah! That was the first one I had ever been to. It may have ruined me for the rest of them.

level 1

How do you know where USOs are at airports you've never been to? Is there an app or something I should be using?

level 2

USO website tells you. And at least at DFW they announce it non stop on the airport speaker.

level 3
Tactical Solar Maintenance
14 points · 7 months ago

People might not like Texas but you gotta love how much they love military.

level 3

Oh okay

level 2
Vertibird Mechanic
5 points · 7 months ago

You can ask pretty much any airport customer service rep and they'll tell you. It's disappointing when they also tell you it's outside security.

level 3

Yea, I don't think it'd be worth it to have to go through TSA again

level 4
arr matey
1 point · 7 months ago

If it's a long layover and you only have a carry-on with you then it's totally worth it, as long as it's a decent USO lounge.

level 2
X2
Original Poster3 points · 7 months ago

Actually, there is. Many times there's also announcements too, or you can hit up a directory in terminal

level 2

There is an app! I just recently used it in Chicago. It will allow you to check in, that way you don't have to check in using the iPads. It will also use your location so when you land it will tell you if the airport has one and where it is. Here is the Android app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.uso.theuso

level 3

That's awesome thanks

level 2
arr matey
1 point · 7 months ago

Last time I just asked some active duty guys in uniform, haha. Worked like a charm.

level 1
That’s not my job
2 points · 7 months ago

The one at SAN is pretty great

level 1
Specializing in catastrophic landscaping
2 points · 7 months ago

They've really built it up since the last time I was there.

level 1
Logistics
2 points · 7 months ago

I see renovations are done, this one looks pretty sweet.

level 1
EOD
2 points · 7 months ago

I love that USO.

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Super Secret Brown Rodent
2 points · 7 months ago

Whoa! I used to fly through there regularly, now I am missing out!

level 1

San Diego. Awesome USO but outside gates. Detroit- not affiliated with USO but Freedom Center equally awesome. Chicago OHare. Great USO. Haven’t been in Minneapolis airport USO but I’ve heard it is quite nice. Great volunteers at all. Refreshments, WiFi, lots of outlets to recharge devices. Stuck overnight? Good chance you can get a cot or sleep on a couch. Can’t recommend these hidden gems enough.

level 2
Lightning within 5NM
3 points · 7 months ago

Minneapolis doesn't technically have a USO but they have the Minnesota Armed Forces Service Center which is equally awesome. Denver's USO is really nice too and on the secure side which is realllllllyyyy great.

level 3

My understanding is that it’s called the Armed Forces Service center because they have much more control over their facility. They wouldn’t tell me directly (trying to be nice), but it seems that lots of donations to the MSP facility were being siphoned off by Big USO.
I think the one in Detroit is the same way, if memory serves.

level 4

Yup. That is the case in Detroit.

level 2
arr matey
2 points · 7 months ago

Philly and (surprisingly) Charlotte are good ones, too. I think that they're both past security, too.

level 1
9S100
2 points · 7 months ago

A USO inside the secure area of the terminal? wow never thought i'd see the day.

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Active Duty
2 points · 7 months ago

Denver’s is last security and a nice one at that!

level 2
arr matey
1 point · 7 months ago

The two that I've been to have both been that way. Really nice.

level 1
Guard engine shop + ROTC
2 points · 7 months ago

Man, every time I got to DFW it's through the C terminal. . .

level 1

It looked like a refugee camp after a natural disaster on the first day of holiday exodus.

level 1

Is that the temporary one

Bc the dallas one used to have movie theater seating and all kinds of cool stuff.

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