The company will continue its partnership with the USO of Metropolitan Washington by sponsoring lounges at Reagan National, Baltimore/Washington International, Joint Base Andrews and Dulles International Airport.
Verizon is also launching Operation Healthy Traveler, a new program aimed at promoting healthy food options and positive mental health for traveling military members through education.
“Verizon and the USO of Metropolitan Washington share a strong commitment to supporting members of the U.S. military and their families,“ said Susan Zeleniak, senior vice president of public sector markets for Verizon Enterprise Solutions. “Our collaboration with the USO of Metropolitan Washington benefits service members every day and the addition of Operation Healthy Traveler is yet another way Verizon can express its appreciation by serving those who serve our country.“
“Our airport lounges serve as a “˜home-away-from-home' for members of our military community, and programs such as the Verizon-sponsored Operation Healthy Traveler help us provide healthy options that have a direct impact on their traveling experience,“ said Elaine Rogers, president and CEO of USO of Metropolitan Washington. “Thousands of military members and their families have benefitted from the use of USO airport lounges thanks to Verizon's generosity, and we're extremely grateful for their continued support.“
Verizon has worked with USO-Metro since 2006 and was recently named to the USO-Metro Circle of Stars for the second consecutive year.