USO Opens New Center At Fort Belvoir

11:04 AM, Feb 5, 2013   |    comments
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FORT BELVOIR, Va. (AP) - Decades after Bob Hope's famous overseas tours to visit service members, the USO is unveiling its newest and biggest center today.

The 20,000-square foot facility at Virginia's Fort Belvoir looks a bit like a ski lodge, with vaulted wooden ceilings and a fireplace in the entryway. But is also boasts a high-tech game room and computer lab, a golf simulator where vets can practice their swings and a gleaming kitchen, among other things -- all designed to help vets feel at home as many continue treatment for serious injuries.

The wife of one veteran who lost his legs in Afghanistan smiled as she toured the building yesterday. Kathleen Causey said it's the type of place where you can walk in, grab a cup of coffee and "be happy for a minute."

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