MCHMilitary Club & Hospitality

Highlights of theSEPTEMBER 2012 Issue




Miller's Landing Consolidated Club —
A Beacon of Pride


Cherry Point Club is First in Marine Corps to Achieve LEED Certification

The Miller's Landing Consolidated Club at MCAS Cherry Point, N.C., is a multi-use facility that has achieved a Marine Corps first.

Nestled on the banks of the Neuse River, the facility recently became the first Marine Corps club to earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

Achieving LEED certification is an accomplishment in and of itself, but Miller's Landing Consolidated Club exceeded original design and construction requirements for LEED Silver certification and ultimately earned LEED Gold certification.

“We learned of this award from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) the week of July 2, 2012,” said Ric Pomeroy, CHA, branch head of Food, Hospitality, Commercial Recreation and Entertainment, Marine Corps Semper Fit and Exchange Services Division. “The team at MCAS Cherry Point was incredibly honored and grateful to receive the first LEED Gold certification in the Marine Corps. The club is beautiful and serves as a beacon of pride for Cherry Point.”...


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River's Edge Catering and Conference Center —


Location, Location, Location


Nestled on the banks of the Patuxent River, the River's Edge Catering and Conference Center holds a major advantage when it comes to selecting a facility to host a wedding, a conference or any other catered function or meeting.

“Location, location, location,” River's Edge General Manager Laura Monto boasted when asked why her facility stands out from catering and conference centers outside the gate.

The catering and conference center at NAS Patuxent River, Md., has hosted a variety of events since opening its doors in February 2010. Change-of command and retirement ceremonies, weddings, family reunions, birthday parties, luncheons, meetings, conferences and retreats are just a sampling of the events that take place at the facility. ...


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All About Teamwork - Combined Efforts Lead to Newly Designed Facility


A joint effort between Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) and the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) has resulted in an “excellently designed, newly renovated” Navy Gateway Inns and Suites (NGIS) facility at NAS Kingsville, Texas.

That is how NGIS Interior Designer Jana Joplin described the upgraded Navy Lodging facility after the nearly three-year renovation project culminated with a grand opening ceremony on June 7, 2012.

Joplin pointed out that the collaboration between CNIC and NAVFAC in a number of areas led to the finished product, a facility that will benefit those on official travel orders who stay in the modernized NGIS location.

“With NAVFAC providing the architectural designs and services, and CNIC providing the fixtures, furnishings and equipment, this project is truly a showcase of excellent design from both aspects and has proven to be a highly successful endeavor for the Navy Gateway Inns and Suites program as a whole,” Joplin noted. ...