Troops now have a newly renovated facility to welcome them as they fly into the Pensacola International Airport.
Trevis Dawson is a Specialist in the Army.
Friday is his last day visiting his family in Pensacola before he returns to his station in El Paso, Texas.
But Dawson and other service-members got a big surprise at the Pensacola International Airport.
A brand new renovated USO facility welcomed them as they continue protecting our freedoms.
"I didn't even know they were renovating it since the last time I was here but I'm glad they did. They're always trying to make things different for us and showing us that they care. It really makes us feel good," said Dawson.
The USO facility looked completely different in 2011. Now the facility has separate rooms, including a dining, TV and children's room.
Dozens gathered this morning to celebrate the facility's grand re-opening.
The project was part of Operation Hope, a plan by the Leadership Pensacola Class of 2012 who worked for months and raised more than $200,000 for the USO.