John Wayne Orange County Airport

About this Location

The Bob Hope USO at Orange County, located at John Wayne Airport, enables service members and their families to stay connected to loved ones as they travel. Our local volunteers provide nearly 9,000 service interactions through outreach services and programming at Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos, Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, and to the large population of Reservists and Guardsmen in Orange County. Through our center, we meet the needs of the growing military family population in the community, providing dozens of family strengthening programs, such as dining out events for military spouses, Play 60 camps for military children, family days, BBQs for deploying troops and holiday events throughout the year.

A congressionally chartered, private organization, the USO relies on the generosity of individuals, organizations and corporations to support its activities, and is powered by a family of volunteers to accomplish our mission of connection.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please visit You will need to click the box “Volunteer at a USO Center’, then click “Continental United States”. Next select “California” and “Orange County” in the dropdown menus, and then complete and submit the Volunteer Interest Form.

2019 Highlights

OC Center: 6,551 Service Instances
OC Outreach: 10,416 Service Instances
109 Volunteers donated 12,719 Hours

Amenities at this Location

Food & Beverages
  • Beverages
  • Coffee & Tea
  • Snacks
  • Charging Stations
  • Desks & Work Areas
  • Wi-Fi
Multimedia & Gaming
  • TV & Cable
Rest & Relaxation
  • Air Conditioning
  • Board & Table Games
  • Children’s Play Area
  • Event & Sports Tickets
  • Lounge
Travel Services & Gifts
  • Flight Time Boards
  • Information Desk
  • Transportation Information

Programs at this Location

The one thing I’ve learned volunteering at Bob Hope USO is never to make assumptions based on the lack of smile, you never know what they’ve been through, whether they’re coming in from a war zone, separated from their families for a long time … the first thing I do is ask how I can help.
George Hobdell, Bob Hope USO, LAX Volunteer Find out how to support USO