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A new tribute is now on display at the Terminal 1 James S. McDonnell USO facility honoring the facility’s namesake.
Thousands of military men and women will now see the man behind the name of the USO of Missouri's facilities at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. In the last few weeks, the USO has been getting a facelift at the entrance of its Terminal 1 location. It includes a dedication to the aviation pioneer who founded the McDonnell Aircraft Corporation. Through a company foundation, James S. McDonnell provided the inital funding for the USO facility at Lambert in 1981. A picture and plaque of McDonnell now greet visitors. The McDonnell tribute and other improvements were funded by The Boeing Corporation.
Kevin Carraway sets a piece of tile for a new mural at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.
A new constellation of serene starscapes is beginning to emerge before travelers coming and going at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. Up high on scaffolding, master tile installer Kevin Carraway is piecing the first of hundreds of watercut certamic tile pieces into a masterwork created by internationally renowned artist Amy Cheng of New York. One of the new murals measures 22 ft long. The art works being installed at the Terminal 1 MetroLink entrance are said to represent a connection between all living things and the cosmos. The project is part of Metro’s Arts in Transit program which commissions temporary and permanent public art works across its Metro and Metrolink networks.
Lambert Airport’s Bill Muehlheausler from Building Maintenance preps the wall heading down the escalators in Terminal 2 for a new paint job.
The old saying, "Out with the old and in with the new" is being played out in Terminal 2 as Lambert Airport’s building maintenance and paint crews prepare to spruce up the busy place. Terminal 2 is getting some much needed attention. Workers have removed the old tile that once took up the walls on the ticketing and lower levels and are painting them for a fresher look. Passengers will also notice in the coming months a brighter look to the restrooms. Some of the older tiles will be replaced giving the restrooms a contemporary decor.
A Navy Mercury E-6 practiced "touch n go" operations at Lambert this week.
Lambert got a special military visit this week with the arrival of a Navy Mercury E-6 (Boeing) Jet. It arrived in the St. Louis air space Tuesday. The 150 ft. long, all-white plane circled several times around the Airport and touched down on the runway for a few seconds each go around before taking off again. That’s called a "touch and go." The Mercury E-6 is a strategic communications plane for the Navy with a home base at Tinker A.F.B. in Oklahoma City. The visit was part of routine training for pilots and crew to be able to practice low level approaches and landing maneuvers at a variety of airports.
Passengers stop in the new Ebony News retail store to peruse the many magazines, books and souvenir items available for purchase.
The rollout of new themes and retail stores by the Hudson Group continues with the opening of Ebony News in Terminal 1 on Concourse C next to the C1, C3 gates. Hudson News teamed up with media icon Ebony Magazine to create a newsstand in Lambert Airport for travelers. Ebony was created by the late John H. Johnson more than 60 years ago. Mr. Johnson has since passed on, but his legacy thrives today under the leadership of his daughter, Linda Johnson Rice. Hudson and its business partners will operate 14 retail locations once it completes its build-out stores.
One of the world’s most recognizable sports franchise, Real Madrid players arrive in St. Louis to take on another soccer giant, F. C. Internazionale at the Edward Jones Dome.
Two of the most elite soccer clubs in the world will face off against each other in the European Soccer Match in St. Louis. Local and International media representatives were on hand to greet Real Madrid players’ arrival to Signature Flight Support. Real Madrid will take on F. C. Internazionale, better known as Inter Saturday, August 10 at the Edward Jones Dome. The match will mark the first men's soccer match at the Edward Jones Dome. Real Madrid features some of soccer's biggest stars including Cristiano Ronaldo, Sergio Ramos and Mesut Ozil.
(Pictured left to right) Mika Wellner, Nicolas Goebert, Terra Levins, Liz Levins, Maggie Levins and Rob Levins pose for a family "team" photo. Wellner and Goebert will play in the 2013 International Games sponsored by the Ballwin Athletic Association and the City of Ballwin.
Lambert Airport’s Terminal 1 is bustling with activity as baseball players and participants arrive from around the world for the 2013 International Games. The City of Ballwin and Ballwin Athletic Association welcomed teams from Japan, Australia, Europe and the local area for the 2013 International Games, August 3 - August 11. The Levins will host Wellner and Goebert, both from Europe during their stay in St. Louis. Terra Levins said Goebert stayed with them last year. She added, "We call him our returning son. You really grow to love these kids, they become a part of your family." Approximately 80 students arrived in St. Louis to play in the popular International Games.
Passenger Paula Underwood couldn’t resist stopping in the newest Hudson Group retail shop, Natalie’s Candy Jar, in Terminal 2 to purchase a tasty treat.
The newest retail shop to open by the Hudson Group will satisfy the sweet tooth of any passenger. Natalie’s Candy Jar opened Wednesday to rave reviews. The well known brand, Natalie’s, has every treat you can dream of with over 300 varieties of conventional, nostalgic, proprietary and hard to find candies plus candy related gift items. Passenger Paula Underwood made a sweet purchase before catching a flight to Tulsa, OK. Underwood called Natalie’s Candy Jar “fun and convenient." Passengers can find a large bulk selection of chocolates, sours, gummies, jubes and jells. There’s also a large selection of sugar-free treats and nuts for the health conscious traveler.
The Clockwork Cat sculpture displayed on the Entertainment Stage in Terminal 1 (mid-level, exit 12) at Lambert Airport was created by renowned sculptor Harry Weber as part of his Harry and Hanley Project.
Lambert Airport is proud to display its latest artistic exhibit on the Entertainment Stage in Terminal 1. The Clockwork Cat is part of The Harry & Hanley Project by renowned sculptor Harry Weber and some of St. Louis’ leading local artists. The feline on display at Lambert is one of 20 unique larger-than-life dog and cat sculptures celebrating the Animal Protective Association’s (APA) 90th anniversary. Passengers can’t help stopping to gaze at the colorful feline. The Clockwork Cat sports a bowler hat, monocle, and a pocket watch (stuck forever at tea time, 4pm) nicely tucked in his vest. It will be auctioned at the APA’S 90th anniversary birthday bash on September 14th.
Airport Detectives Marlon Brown (far right) and David Treaster serve passengers at Chili’s in Terminal Two as part of the week-long Special Olympics Tip-A-Cop fundraiser.
Lambert Airport police showed passengers a different side of service this week as part of the first statewide Tip-A-Cop event to benefit Special Olympics Missouri. Lambert Officers and Detectives served passengers at Chili’s, Pasta House, Mosaic and Beers of the World from July 8-13th. Nearly half of Lambert’s Officers and Detectives volunteered their time to this worthy event. Lambert passengers tip well! So far, the department has raised $6921 and they’re still counting! The funds will go to support more than 16,000 individuals with intellectual disabilities who participate in Special Olympics Missouri’s training and athletic competition.
Avoid parking fees the next time you pick up a passenger. Lambert provides free waiting zones for motorists near each terminal.