Harkins Celebrates Grand Opening of USO Quantico Marine Corps Base
On Tuesday, February 15th, Harkins celebrated the grand opening of the USO Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore Quantico Marine Corps Base (MCB).
The new location is made up of 5,100 sf within walking distance of the Barracks and Garrison Headquarters. The project involved the restoration of an existing office building into a premier gaming center. The building now features offices spaces, a conference room, multiple lounge areas, a TV room, arcade, cafe, support space, and ADA compliant restrooms. The exterior was pressure washed and touched up with a fresh coat of paint. With the help of our employee-owners, the design team, and trade partners, we were able to cut down construction costs to allow the USO to continue doing what they do best, providing support for our service members and their families across the country.
Harkins’ history with the USO dates back over 30 years. It all started when late President J.P. Blase Cooke attended a USO ball and met his wife. Since he started at Harkins, we built a strong relationship with the organization through various philanthropic contributions and aiding in the construction of various USO lounges and centers across the East Coast. Along with USO Quantico MCB, Harkins recently completed a USO lounge at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and an All-Star Depot in Ft. Belvoir, VA. We look forward to our continued partnership to give back to our men and women in uniform.