USO/Armed Services YMCA
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San Diego USO
Today USO San Diego operates local centers at the San Diego International Airport, Camp Pendleton, and the Military Entrance Processing Station on Ruffin Road, as well as an Outreach Protram and a warehouse facility.
San Diego USO continues to offer support and entertainment to those who serve our nation with the same enthusiasm that it did at its opening in 1941.
The goal of San Diego USO is to extend a sense of comfort in an unfamiliar place to all active-duty military and their families. More than 100 volunteers give their time to assist in staffing their centers. These volunteers aid in ensuring American service men and women feel "at home" in San Diego, whether traveling or stationed here.
USO San Diego Outreach Office
USO San Diego Programs conducts outreach programs for service members and military families on and off military installations.
If you are a command looking for support for an upcoming event
Click here to fill out a resource request form. You will then hear back within 48 hours from a staff member regarding the request on if it was able to be approved or not. Please submit resource request for command support 2 weeks or more prior to event.
Stay active not only here, but on our social media pages, for upcoming events/programs that you and your families can participate in.
For any questions, please feel free to email:
USO Camp Pendleton
1104 Vandegrift Blvd.
Camp Pendleton, CA 92055
USO opened its Camp Pendleton center in 2019. More than 38,000 military & family members occupy base housing, and the base has a daytime population of 70,000 military and civilian personnel.
This location supports the service members and families with many valuable programs including mixers, transition programs, creative outlets, celebrations and command support.
Services provided here include: beverages, coffee & tea, snacks; DVD & Blu-ray player, PS4, TV & Cable, Xbox One; Local information, CAC readers, computers & laptops, desks & work areas, printers, wi-fi; board & table games, lounge, playing cards.
Neil Ash USO Airport Center
3707 North Harbor Drive
Terminal #2, Lindbergh Field
San Diego, California 92101
Located in Terminal 2 (Outside Security). Located just across Airport Terminal Road from Terminal 2. From Terminal 2, follow the signs to the USO center and go over the sky bridge.
Ph: (619) 296-3192
San Diego's Airport USO Center located at Lindbergh Field's Terminal #2 is the largest USO airport center in the world. It offers a friendly place for travelers to wait for a flight, unwind and have a snack, check email, watch television, get directions or transportation assistance to their duty station or other locations and get information on the area.
The USO's Neil Ash Airport location is reserved for active, guard and reserve service members and their dependents who are in transit at the airport. Retirees with appropriate DoD ID card will be allowed in on a space available basis at the discretion of the staff on duty.
Services provided here include: beverages, coffee & tea, snacks; CAC readers, charging stations, phones & wi-fi; baby changing station, bathrooms, children's play area, patio & outdoor space, showers, toiletries; transportation information.
Hours are: Monday 6am-midnight; Tuesday-Friday 6am-9pm; Saturday & Sunday 8am-5pm.
Parking Validation: In accordance with ACE Parking policy, the USO will validate parking for active duty and their dependents for a same day visit, up to four hours. Pick-up or drop-off only.
USO Camp Pendleton Transitions
1103 Vandegrift Blvd.
Camp Pendleton, CA 92055
Mainside (11 Area)
Support from the USO doesn’t end when you leave the military. USO Transitions extends the USO experience to you and your family as you transition from military service and settle into your new civilian community.
Transition programs are offered here. Monday-Friday 8am-4pm. Virtual appointments available.
San Diego Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS)
4181 Ruffin Rd
San Diego, CA 92123
(Kearny Mesa Area)
Strengthening America’s military by keeping them connected to family home and country throughout their time in service. This facility provides an introduction to those joining the Armed Forces.
Services provided here include: beverages, snacks, DVD & Blu-ray player, TV & Cable, Xbox One; charging stations, desks & work areas, board & table games.
For more information https://sandiego.uso.org
San Diego Armed Services YMCA
The San Diego Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) was established in 1920 with the mission of supporting and enhancing the lives of local actively duty military members and their families - Serving Those Who Serve America. Today, the ASYMCA is the oldest and largest non-profit social services organization in San Diego solely devoted to helping military personnel and their families by providing free family, youth and community outreach programs and services that help strengthen young families as they learn to cope with the unique challenges of military life. The focus of the ASYMCA is to improve lives of enlisted service members and their families in mind, body, and spirit.
Services provided include: Food distribution at Murphy Canyon & Bayview Hills; Camp Hero; Achievement Academy; Operation Little Learner; Online Programs; Horse of the Sun Ranch; Services for Wounded, Injured & Ill; Military Spouse Symposium; Special Events.
We are located in the Murphy Canyon area of San Diego. We also have a site at the Naval Medical Center San Diego and at Camp Pendleton.
Armed Services YMCA Murphy Canyon
3293 Santo Road
San Diego, CA 92124
Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm
Armed Services YMCA Naval Medical Center
34800 Bob Wilson Drive
San Diego, CA 92134
Armed Services YMCA Camp Pendleton
200090 Ash Road, Wire Mountain Road
Oceanside, CA 92058
Phone: (760) 385-4921
Visit the San Diego Armed Services YMCA web site for more information and a calendar of upcoming programs and events.