The MN AFSC is not a USO or affiliated with the USO organization. The MN AFSC receives no monetary benefit from the USO.
The Armed Forces Service Center is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization located at the MSP Airport, since November 22, 1970. The Center serves as an oasis for Active Duty military personnel, Reservists, National Guard and dependents, as well as DoD and PHS (on any orders) as they travel through the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport. We also welcome Purple Heart and Medal of Honor Recipients, Former POW’s and their dependents and if space is available, and Military Retirees and their dependents.
The Armed Forces Service Center is not a “USO.” Our one-of a-kind facility is unique to Minnesota. Maggie Purdum, founded the AFSC as a tribute to all those who serve — after her son died in Vietnam.
The center is open 24/7, 365 days a year, to make sure our doors are never closed to a serviceperson in need of food, shelter or assistance. Our services have been in high demand of late. The number of individuals passing thru our door has increased dramatically following the events of 9/11 and pursuant to the “War on Terrorism.” To date, we have the privilege of serving over 1,051,000 “active duty” military personnel and their dependents and 330 military charter flights (over 88,000 combat troops).
We rely on funds received from various veterans organizations, their auxiliaries, as well as, private organization and individuals. All monetary donations received go into a general operating fund to help keep our facility open for active duty military.
Federal tax ID number 41-0966145. A 501c3 non-profit.