Located on the secure side of Terminal 1 at the entrance to Concourses A and B, the Armed Forces Service Center is an "all free" stop for traveling members of the U.S. Armed Forces, Reservists, National Guard, Medal of Honor recipients, Purple Heart recipients, and their dependents. The center also serves active-duty Department of Defense employees, U.S. Public Health Service personnel, and currently, members of allied nations in a travel status.
A dedicated volunteer staff operates the Armed Forces Service Center around the clock, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
The Armed Forces Service Center is unique to Minnesota. It is not affiliated with the USO or with the Metropolitan Airports Commission. Rather, the one-of-a-kind, non-profit facility relies on various veterans organizations and their auxiliaries, private businesses and individuals for funding.