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Highlights of the JUNE 2014 Issue

 

HOSPITALITY:
The Clubs at Quantico: Providing World-Class Facilities and Service

 

 

The tri-club at MCB Quantico, Va., is one of only a few in the Marine Corps that houses three clubs — Officers’, Staff NCO and Enlisted — all in one building, providing for all the needs of the base community, from special events and gatherings to Marine Corps functions and meetings. In addition, The Clubs at Quantico and Crossroads Events Center, which is the official name of the tri-club, opened up to the public in the summer of 2013, expanding an already strong relationship the base has with the surrounding civilian community.

“We are in a constant state of readiness at the club,” said Gary Munyan, director of food and hospitality, Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS), MCB Quantico. “That means that we do a lot of high-profile events here at the club, so we are ready for events for the commandant on down to the private in the Marine Corps. And we try to give them the same respect, so that means that The Clubs at Quantico, since we are at the Crossroads of the Marine Corps, you never know who is going to be in our dining facility, and we always keep this in a high state of readiness.”

The tri-club houses two dining facilities — an Officers’ dining facility and an All-hands dining facility. “We have banquet rooms where we do our catered parties, and a couple of rooms that we use for VIPs,” Munyan pointed out. “And there is a patio outside, as well as two gazebos and patios in back of the Staff NCO and Officers’ clubs. The patio, which is adjacent to one of our ballrooms, is used for weddings and other events. We do a lot of live entertainment out on the patios, as well as our summer and springtime functions out there. A lot of groups like to use the patio as an extension to the ballroom.” ...

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BRANDING: Fort Hood Opens New Subway at AAFES Food Court

 

Navy Gateway Inns & Suites (NGIS)The first Subway restaurant at Fort Hood, Texas, opened March 12, at the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) Mega Food Court, giving soldiers on post a new dining option. One of the main reasons for bringing in the branded concept is Subway’s commitment to offering healthy options.

“It’s an awesome brand, and it's a healthy brand,” said Paula Gunderson, general manager of the Fort Hood Exchange. “It helps them with their mission and with navigating health options to perform better.”

At the opening, Subway spokesman Jared Fogle met said. “It’s a lot easier to watch what you eat.”

Johnson said for soldiers living on post, it helps to have more healthy options. Subway, which offers healthy options at fast-food speeds and prices, has 133 restaurants on military installations worldwide, and a long-standing relationship with AAFES. ...

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ARMED FORCES RECREATION:
Paradise Found: Pililaau Army Rec Center Is Best-Kept Secret in Hawaii

 

Marine Corps Exchange (MCX) non-alcoholic categoriesThe Pililaau Army Recreation Center (PARC), located on Pokai Bay in Waianae, Oahu, captures the essence of “old Hawaii” with beachfront property surrounded by rustic farms and homes. Originally called Waianae Army Recreation Center, the facility was officially renamed Herbert K. Pililaau Army Recreation Center in December 2003.

Now managed by the Hale Koa Hotel, an Armed Forces Recreation Center (AFRC) in Honolulu, Hawaii, PARC is located just 35 miles from Waikiki and 18 miles from Schofield Barracks, on the beautiful Leeward Coast, where gentle waves and white sand beaches delight swimmers, snorkelers and scuba enthusiasts.

“This is a wonderful ‘staycation’ for those staying on the island,” said PARC General Manager Dayna Togiai. “And we do get a lot of retirees, especially during the snowbird season, so we get a lot of snowbirds who come and stay for the full 21 nights. We get a really good response from all who stay here, which is reflected in the 100 percent occupancy rates on weekends.” ...

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