Freedom Lounge

A Courtesy Center for Military Service Members and Veterans

Buffalo-Niagara International Airport

In recognizing the sacrifices our Military Service Personnel make for our Country, WNY Freedom Lounge Inc. has created a welcoming environment for traveling Military Personnel & Veterans at the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport. This Courtesy Center is a private area, away from the normal stresses of travel, to enjoy light refreshments, and rest between flights, in an atmosphere that enhances the morale of those who are away from home. The WNY Freedom Lounge is open to members of the military and their families free of charge.


The WNY Freedom Lounge is a private, 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides morale and recreational services to members of the US Military and their families. In the WNY Freedom Lounge, visitors can generally find comfortable seating, reading material, TV, phone, snacks, and internet access.

Some of the Lounge benefits you can expect:

  • Snacks
  • Internet
  • Local Military and Veteran Organization Informational Pamphlets
  • Reading Material such as Local Buffalo/Niagara Landmarks & Things to Do
  • Comfortable seating
  • TV & Phone

Chairman: E. Daniel Walther IV
LTC, USA (ret)

Finance Officer: Jeffrey M. Cipolla
LTC, USA (ret)

Administrative Officer: Brian E. Steward
PO1, USN (ret)

Personnel Officer: Deborah A. Fucina

Supply Officer: Alan Davidson

Public Affairs Officer: Vacant

“Freedom isn’t free, but access to our facility is, to those who defend it”