TUS Military Lounge Officially Re-Opened

TAA Hosts Ribbon Cutting to Commemorate Renovated Military Lounge

The Tucson Airport Authority hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Tucson International Airport (TUS) on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 to celebrate the newly renovated Military Lounge. Thanks to a local effort led by community leaders Mark Irvin and Marshall Dennington, more than 65 donors contributed to raising funds to modernize the Military Lounge, which is used daily by traveling military members and their families.

“This is a project for not just the Tucson Airport Authority to be proud of, but our entire community. From the ground up, the Military Lounge has a refreshed feel and look and is a display of our support and appreciation for our military,” TAA President and CEO Danette Bewley said. “We are so appreciative of all of the individuals and organizations that donated time, material and money.”

At the ribbon cutting event, Irvin acknowledged the work that went into making the dream of a renovation into reality and Col. Drowley, Commander of the 355th Wing at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, thanked the community for the renovation on behalf of all military branches.

The Military Lounge, which is located in the baggage claim area of TUS, is run and operated by the TAA. Thanks to additional donations from groups within the community, the lounge is continuously stocked with snacks and drinks for traveling military and their families.

During the renovation, an alternate room was set-up to serve as the Military Lounge. A soft opening was held just a week before Thanksgiving. Finishing touches were implemented in the last week ahead of the ribbon cutting.

Donors for the Military Lounge, include:

  • 162nd Fighter Wing Guardian Angels
  • AGM Container Controls
  • AJ Freed, LLC
  • Anonymous
  • Arizona Bowl
  • BBVA (Compass Bank) [pending]
  • BSD Winers & Diners
  • Chasse Building Team
  • Dale & Julie Butcher
  • David & Gail Lovitt Family
  • David Smiljanich
  • Diane Quihuis
  • Dias Management, Inc
  • Donna Cotlow
  • Evans Douglas, Inc
  • Family Housing Resources & FHR Cares
  • Farhang & Medcoff
  • Fletcher & Elizabeth McCusker
  • Genesis OB/GYN
  • Graesser Foundation
  • Great Western Bank
  • Holualoa Capital Management
  • HSL Properties
  • Ice Arizona AHL Co, LLC
  • Jason Luckey
  • Jim Click
  • K2 Electric
  • Kimberly Clements
  • Mark Irvin Commercial Real Estate
  • Marshall Dennington
  • Michael G Anderson (We Buy Houses)
  • Military Order of the World Wars
  • Nova Home Loans
  • Patricia Blomfield
  • PICOR Commercial Real Estate
  • Pioneer Title Agency
  • Robert & Judith Logan
  • Royal Automotive Group
  • Ruiz Asset Management
  • Sal Cabibo
  • Seaver Franks
  • Southern Arizona Military Support
  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • Sundt Construction
  • Swaim Associates Architects
  • Tucson Community Foundation
  • Tucson Sugar Skulls
  • Vantage West Credit Union
  • Visit Tucson
  • YMCA of Southern Arizona

 Material & services donors:

  • Anderson Painting
  • Annie Lewis Design
  • Best Buy
  • CAID Industries
  • Chasse Building Team
  • Cinema-Pro Home Theater
  • Diana Madaras
  • Gadabout SalonSpas
  • H2O Joe Drinking Water Systems
  • Justin Carroll
  • SDG Architecture
  • TEMCO Air Environmental
  • Tucson Appliance & Furniture
  • Tucson Chamber of Commerce
  • Michelle Rouch
  • American Legion Riders Post 36
  • City of Tucson Veteran’s Affairs Committee
  • Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Hudson Group

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