About this Location

MEPS LA is the busiest in the nation, swearing-in 12,000 young Americans who go forth to protect and defend the constitution annually. It is the single largest volume facility in the nation, where nearly 5% of all military members start their service. Our doors at MEPS are open every weekday for the brave young men and women who stand, raise their right hand, and vow to protect and serve our nation. Our volunteers provide a stress-free USO center for enlisting service members to enjoy an assortment of games, snacks, beverages, and entertainment. We aim to educate them about the USO and its 200+ worldwide locations upon entry to the military. It is an honor to be there to support them and their families as they start on this new journey in their lives, and have the opportunity to teach them about the mission of the USO and how we will support them through their service.

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 www.USOVolunteer.org. You will need to click the box “Volunteer at a USO Center’, then click “Continental United States”. Next select “California” and “LAX” in the dropdown menus, and then complete and submit the Volunteer Interest Form.

2019 Highlights

MEPS Center: 40,099 Service Instances
30 MEPS Volunteers donated 1,500 hours

Amenities at this Location

Food & Beverages
  • Beverages
  • Snack Bar
Rest & Relaxation
  • Air Conditioning
  • Board & Table Games
  • Playing Cards

Programs at this Location

When I volunteer at the USO, I look into their eyes and I see my child, I want the marines and soldiers to rest and feel cared for while at the USO.
Vicki Harriman, Bob Hope USO, Palm Springs Volunteer Find out how to support USO

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