Generous Donation Restocks Tucson International Airport’s Military Lounge Ahead of Reopening

When the Tucson Airport Authority (TAA) cut the ribbon on its newly renovated Military Lounge at Tucson International Airport (TUS) in 2020, it celebrated both the traveling members of our Armed Forces who would enjoy the space and the thoughtful community partners who funded the project. Now, as the TAA prepares to reopen the lounge after a 13-month closure during the pandemic, community partners have stepped up once again.

Members of the Catalina Mountains Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars have presented the TAA with a $2,500 check. The donation will ensure the Military Lounge is fully stocked for some time. TAA President and CEO Danette Bewley expressed her gratitude to the local chapter of MOWW.

“The men and women who serve in our nations’ armed forces and put themselves in harm’s way to protect our liberty are very special to me, and it is our commitment to support them in any way we can,” she said. “We have supported several military personnel movements through TUS since the start of the pandemic. This unexpected donation will provide those servicemen and servicewomen traveling alone or in smaller groups with all the comforts of home at no cost.”

The Catalina Mountains Chapter made the initial donation to spark the renovation of the Military Lounge. Since then, the organization continues to support members of the military across Southern Arizona, and as this donation shows, any who are traveling through Tucson International Airport.

Pictured L to R:
MOWW Past Chapter Commander, HPM, Jean Nelson
TAA Exec. VP and COO Bruce Goetz
MOWW Chapter Commander, PM, Ann Hollis, Lt. Col. USAF (Ret)