Hancock International Airport Military Courtesy Room

Honoring Service Men and Women for Nine Years

For the last nine years, soldiers with long layovers looking for a welcoming place to rest their feet have found just that space at the Hancock International Airport. Thanks to the efforts of two TSA Agents, service men and women can now rest comfortably with a lounge specifically created for them.

Phil Liberman assisted in Tuesday's celebration as the center's 100,000 visitor. He serves as a chaplain in the Navy and is currently assigned to a Marine Corp unit in New Orleans. Liberman has used the used the special space on his travels to see his wife who lives in Syracuse.  He said it's a “comforting place to relax your feet” with the constant travel demands of frequent flight delays and long layovers. The lounge affords service men and women, a comfortable locations, free wi-fi and a chance to get away from the hustle and bustle that an airport can bring.

The lounge is run strictly by volunteers and anyone interested in volunteering or donating to the project can do so by visiting http://gregharrismcr.org

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