|Rich Congratulates USO Tampa Project|
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Following the announcement of final approval for a USO Center at Tampa International Airport, Rep. Rich Nugent (FL-05) released the following statement:
“Congratulations are in order for the team behind the USO Center project at Tampa International Airport. As the staff at USO Headquarters put it, ‘Many have applied, but this is the first Chartered USO Center approved in the nation in over 20 years.’
“The USO Tampa Bay Board of Directors deserves a lot of credit for putting together a workable plan for the new center and seeing it through. Hundreds of thousands of military personnel and their families will be served by this new center and as a father of three soldiers, I know how much means to our troops.
“Make no mistake about it, this is an all-volunteer, all-donation based project and their success so far speaks volumes about the level of commitment in Florida to our troops and their families.
“It means a lot to our troops that this group of volunteers set out to try and get a new center approved, but to have the care and dedication needed to actually pull it off, that means the world.”