Through a major partnership with Los Angeles World Airports and leadership from Mayor Eric Garcetti, the Board of Airport Commissioners and LAWA CEO Deborah Flint, our USO at LAX went from four trailers in a parking lot with just 3,400 square foot of space for nearly 18 years, to a new 7,100 square foot state-of-the-art airport USO center at the nation’s second-busiest airport with unprecedented speed. We owe a debt of gratitude to the Bob Hope USO Board of Directors, nearly 250 volunteers and small team of staff who rallied together to build and launch a new center and execute a $5 mil capital campaign with only 18 months to complete.
LA Fleet Week 2018
Labor Day Weekend – August 28th – September 3rd at Port of LA
LA Fleet Week is a week-long celebration of the U.S. armed forces where the open public participates in warship tours, military equipment demonstrations, educational activities, live entertainment and more. Bob Hope USO creates a Satellite Center for our troops during LA Fleet Week at the Port of Los Angeles, to feed and entertain thousands of our service men and women.
Sponsorship or employee engagement opportunities to host meals for the troops in 2019 are available, please complete the sponsorship form or contact Charissa Gonzales at Charissa@BobHopeUSO.org. For more event information , click here.
Tee It Up for the Troops – Seacliff
August 17-20, 2018
4th of July Fireworks Spectacular at JFTB, Los Alamitos
July 4, 2018
A family fun day with music, a food court, vendor booths and fireworks!
Thank you to all the comedians who came out to support our troops at our annual K-Earth 101 Radiothon at The Laugh Factory. In the words of Bob Hope, “one of the greatest gifts to mankind is laughter” – thank you for sharing your time, talent and the greatest gift possible – laughter. We so enjoyed the morning line up including our friends Kevin Nealon, Paul Rodriguez, Pablo Francisco, Thom Tran, Jeremy Piven, Josh Wolf, Jon Reep, Donnell Rawlings, Finesse Mitchell, Bob Zany, Jeff Dye, Jeremy Hotz, Maz Jobrani, Matt Iseman, Dom Irrera, and Christopher Titus. A huge thank you to Jamie Masada and Gary Bryan for making it happen for our troops and to our special donors, Delta Air Lines, Keyes Automotive, Stater Bros. and American Legion Post 43 who were recognized on-air for their commitment to supporting the troops.
All-Airport Golf Tournament
June 1, 2018
We are so grateful for the support of so many today at the 53rd Annual All Airport Golf Tournament. Special thanks to the All-Airport Golf Committee and all the sponsors for their commitment to the LAX Community for the $15,000 donation to support our USO.
Fueling the Future Luncheon
May 31, 2018
Community supporters from around Los Angeles joined Bob Hope USO and Mayor Eric Garcetti at the Fueling the Future luncheon to fundraiser for our new state-of-the-art Bob Hope USO at LAX! We are beyond grateful to our luncheon sponsors, Carolyn & Lou Lucido and to our incredible donors and partners who attended including Los Angeles World Airport, Delta Air Lines, Northrop Grumman Corporation, American Legion Post 283, The Hollywood Post 43 American Legion, the Madeline and Marvin Gussman Foundation, Raytheon Company, MVAT Foundation and many others
The 59th Annual Torrance Armed Forces Day Celebration took place May 18-20 in Torrance, CA! This three-day event includes static displays, a parade, and a great opportunity for the public to learn more about our men and women in the military. To learn more and see a schedule of events, click here.
Bob Hope USO will provide thousands of free meals and refreshments to our dedicated service members and uniformed law enforcement during the weekend-long military celebration. Our is mission to strengthen America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation.
Please join Bob Hope USO, Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do and the Los Angeles Chargers for a family fun day and a Jr. Chargers Training Camp! For more information and to view the flyer, click here.
The 6th Annual Ontario Fire Fighter Golf Tournament
April 13th, 2018, at Hidden Valley Golf Club – Norco, CA
For more information and to view the flyer, click here.
The 4th Annual Month of the Military Child Celebration
April 7th, 2018, 10am-1pm, at Joint Force Training Base – Los Alamitos, CA
To learn more and see a schedule of events, click here.
Military families joined a VIP Rose Parade float tour for a behind the scenes tour of award-winning Fiesta Floats for the 129th Tournament of the Roses Parade. Our service members and their families were featured on Fox 11 news with Military Working Dog Siruis and mother of fallen solider Marine Sgt. Joshua R. Ashley, who’s memory was honored on the Lucy Pet Paws for Life Float.
The Pitch Perfect 3 Premiere Pre-Reception at the Hollywood American Legion was dedicated to the California National Guard troops activated to fight the devastating Southern California wildfires of 2017. Volunteers and service members joined forces to create 600 care packages for our troops before attending the World Premiere of Pitch Perfect 3 in Hollywood.
Bob Hope USO opened its doors at the Military Entrance Processing Station in El Segundo in 2017. Each year, over 200,000 young Americans raise their right hand and swear to protect and defend our constitution at Military Entrance Processing Stations around the country. The busiest one is MEPS Los Angeles in El Segundo, CA. We cut the ribbon and officially opened the newest Bob Hope USO with the help of El Segundo Mayor Suzanne Fuentes, Bob Hope USO Board Chair Adam Michaelson, representatives of the Fred & Peggy Hartley Foundation, MEPCOM Western Region Commander COL Richard Brady, MEPS LA Commanding Officer Damon Hogsten and California State Senator Steven Bradford.
LA Fleet Week is a free public event celebrating our U.S. Armed Forces. The event welcomed active military ships and personnel to the LA Waterfront, and featured public ship tours, military equipment demonstrations, live entertainment, educational activities and more. Sponsorships supported entertainment and concerts on the deck of the USS Iowa, sponsored a meal for Sailors & Marines at Bob Hope USO Satellite Center and sponsored the Satellite Center.
The K-EARTH 101 Morning Show once again teamed up with the Bob Hope USO to help raise money for America’s troops in the 4th Annual USO Comedy Radiothon at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood.
The event was hosted by K-EARTH 101’s Gary Bryan and Lisa Stanley as they broadcast live from the Laugh Factory.
Bob Hope USO partners with the City of Torrance Police Department each year for the Armed Forces Day Celebration in a premier tribute to the men and women of the Armed Forces. Bob Hope USO provides thousands of free meals and refreshments to our dedicated service members and uniformed law enforcement during the weekend-long military celebration.