Center Admissions Policy


All USO centers serve Active and Reserve service members and their dependents from all branches of the Armed Forces

Air Force


Coast Guard



National Guard

Space Force

Accepted Forms of Identification

Common Access Card (CAC)

Next Generation Uniformed Services ID (USID) Card

Please have your valid government issued Common Access Card or USID Card ready to show at our front desk.

Retiree of the Armed Forces?

Retirees with an appropriate USID Card may be admitted on a space available basis at the staff’s discretion.

Veteran of the Armed Forces?

Thank you for your interest in the USO. This center is reserved for Active and Reserve service members and their dependents. If you’d like more information about how to support service members and their families, please visit the global USO website.

Gold Star Families

The men and women who have served our nation and made the ultimate sacrifice deserve our eternal gratitude. We recognize and honor the families who served with them from the homefront, and lost their loved one in combat. Gold Star family members are welcomed at USOHRCV centers and events.

USO Airport Locations (ORF, PHF and RIC)

The USO appreciates the service and sacrifice of every veteran. In 1941, the United States Congress chartered the USO with a mission to serve “the men and women in the Armed Forces.” They were very specific in their intent; therefore, we raise funds, recruit volunteers, and provide programs and services to support those constituents - Active-Duty, Reserve, and Guard service members and their families.

USO center directors at our airport locations are given the discretion to admit military retirees, DoD civilians and NATO service members on a space and resource available basis. In addition, the USO has transition programming focused on helping recently separated Veterans move seamlessly from military to civilian life. For more information on our transition programs, please click here. Again, the USO honors all who have worn and continue to wear the cloth of our nation, but simply are not funded or designed to serve those outside the categories and Veteran programs listed above.