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Highlights of the SEPTEMBER 2013 Issue

 

FACILITY SHOWCASE:
Miramar Expands Inns of the Corps

 

 

Temporary Lodging Facility Now Largest In Marine Corps

When the new 102-guest room addition to Inns of the Corps Temporary Lodging Facility (TLF) located on MCAS Miramar, Calif., opened in July, it became the largest such facility in the Marine Corps.

“Inns of the Corps Miramar epitomizes the upper tier of military lodging,” said Ric Pomeroy, branch head, Food, Hospitality, Commercial Recreation & Entertainment, Semper Fit and Exchange Services Division. “An objective of the Inns of the Corps brand is to embody the level of commitment and service our Marines provide our nation. We strive to become their first choice in lodging; therefore, it is imperative that we provide a hospitality experience on par with top-performing commercial hotel brands.”...

“In addition to our LEED efforts, the Inns of the Corps Miramar is engaging our top suppliers to provide more sustainable products for our guests, from key cards to carpeting and Eco-Smart pillows,” said Pomeroy. “This reduces our direct environmental impact and offers our guests and associates a more eco-sensitive experience.” ...

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HOSPITALITY/FOOD SERVICE:
Club Hood Caters to Needs of Army Community

 

Club Hood Grand Ball RoomSteeped in military tradition, Club Hood at Fort Hood, Texas, has the size and versatile space that can be tailored to meet the needs of the many events, gatherings and happenings on this large installation. Featuring complete hospitality, food service, catering and audiovisual capability, Club Hood has the facility, staff, services and the equipment to make any event a complete success.

“Our first-class food and beverage capabilities allow us to offer custom menus, from continental breakfasts, break service and lunch accommodations to elaborate dinners,” said Club Hood Business Manager Stephen Kolar. “For a more casual gathering, Legends Pub is available and offers a great outdoor patio with flat-screen TVs and comfortable seating.” ...

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TENTS/SHADES STRUCTURES —
Gimme Shelter... Natick Has Soldiers Covered

 

Natick TentsThe Expeditionary Basing and Collective Protection Directorate at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC) in Natick, Mass., works with soldiers to help erect and provide shelters, and sometimes works alongside them when both civilian and military personnel are deployed to countries such as Afghanistan.

“Living a soldier's life, even for a little while, is invaluable,” said Melvin Jee, with Expeditionary Basing and Collective Protection Directorate's, or XB/CP's, Tactical Shelters Team leader. “I don't know of a group at Natick, as small as we are, that has spent more time in the war zone. That really helps with customer service, because nobody's more willing to help a soldier than another soldier. People overseas recognize that type of commitment.”

Besides the Large Area Maintenance Shelters, or LAMS, that XB/CP has helped assemble, there are many other types of smaller shelters. Yet, the Army has bought hundreds of LAMS to be used in a variety of ways.

“Soldiers need places to work, they need places for their aircraft, and they need places to sleep sometimes; our shelters get used for everything,” said Frank Murphy, an equipment specialist who has made a number of trips to Afghanistan. ...

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