Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Military Hospitality Lounge?

Our AFSC Military Hospitality Lounge was established on July 21, 1998, since then we have welcomed thousands of military personnel, veterans and their families who pass through Miami International Airport on their way to and from their homes and duty stations throughout the world. We provide comfort, relaxation, snacks, WI-FI, computers, flight information, and copying/fax services. We average 14,000 guests per year. The Lounge is managed by Armed Forces Service Center, Inc. a Florida not for Profit Section 501(c)3.“

Who is welcome at the lounge?

Traveling military personnel, Retired, U. S. Veterans and their authorized dependents. Proper military ID and same day travel, via MIA, documents are required. Our Military Hospitality Lounge is also available to all friendly nation military.  With proper military ID and travel documents, you can gain access to our lounge.

Where is the Military Hospitality Lounge located?

We are located on Concourse E, 2nd level just before entering TSA’s security in the public area at the beginning of Concourse E. Look for signs directing you to the Military Hospitality Lounge. For more information press AFSC Location or call the lounge is 305-876-7585

What are your hours of operation?

We are open daily from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM 365 days a year. The phone number to the lounge is: 305-876-7585.

Can military guest stay overnight at the lounge?

We are unable to accommodate overnight stays. Our hours of operations are from 9 AM to 9 PM daily. The airport does have a hotel within the terminal. It is located right before the security checkpoint on the 2nd floor in Concourse E. The telephone is 305-871-4100 . There are also a number of hotels around Miami International Airport.

What is your Baggage / Luggage and Back Pack Policy?

Local Hotels around MIA

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Many of the hotels have free van services to the hotel and back to the airport. When you contact the hotel, ask when and where the courtesy van pick up passengers.

What kind of food is served at the lounge?

We have hot and cold beverages (soft drinks) and complimentary snacks. There are many fine restaurants throughout the airport. Please review the following site: Shopping At Miami Airport

I have a long lay over, is there anything I can do?

There is always something going on in Miami and Miami Beach. Miami has a good transportation system, to and from the airport, so making a day trip to Miami or Miami Beach is easy and economical. Please view the following sites: Miami Newtimes and Shopping at Miami Airport

Is there a charge to use the lounge?

Lounge is open to members of the military and their families. Only requirement is that you have proper military ID and same day travel documents. We are able to keep our doors open through the generosity of the private sector, and our guest. We are not affiliated with the USO, nor do we receive any funding from the USO, or the government.

Do you have meeting facilities?

Yes, we have several rooms that can be reserved for either local business, fly IN / OUT or common meeting place for small or large groups.

If you are interested in having an event, please contact Angel M. Rodriguez 305-409-2207 or

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