Bob Hope USO Patriotic Boat Wins Award!

Written by Charissa Gonzales

Orange County Bob Hope USO at John Wayne Airport volunteers had the opportunity to participate in the Newport Beach 4th of July Old Glory Boat Parade. Thanks to a generous donation of a yacht for the event, the patriotically decorated boat won the “Spirit” award. Volunteers, staff, partners and service members enjoyed the cruise through Newport Harbor celebrating the 4th of July.

Located in Thomas F. Riley Terminal B, on the Arrival (lower) Level next to Baggage Carousel 4, the Bob Hope USO at John Wayne Airport features a stocked canteen, movies and video games, travel assistance and Wi-Fi at no cost to troops and eligible guests. Active and reserve members and their dependents are welcome, as well as military retirees on a space available basis. The USO Center is open 365 days a year from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Each year, Bob Hope USO staff and 600+ volunteers provide direct service to more than 130,000 military members, their families and military retirees. Bob Hope USO relies entirely on contributions from patriotic Americans and philanthropic corporations and organizations.

For more information about Bob Hope USO, visit or on Twitter @BobHopeUSO.

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