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Highlights of the MARCH 2012 Issue


NAVY LODGE PROGRAM:
Navy Lodge North Island Expansion —
Raising The Bar

Navy Lodge North Island, Calif., celebrated its 205-room expansion with a grand opening ceremony on Jan. 25, 2012.

Rear Adm. Robert J. Bianchi, SC, USN (ret.), chief executive officer (CEO) of the Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM); Capt. Yancey Lindsey, USN, commanding officer of NB Coronado, Calif.; and Navy Lodge Program Director Michael Bockelman were among the dignitaries on hand for the opening.

The four-story environment-friendly addition to the existing 100-room lodge makes North Island the largest Navy Lodge in the world at a total of 305 rooms. It replaced the original 90- room Navy Lodge that was built in the early 1970s.

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BEVERAGE TRENDS:
AAFES — Micro Brews and Craft Beers, Moscato and Red Blends Trending

Senior Buyer David “Kye” Corn noted that beer sales in Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) stores in fiscal 2011 were $211.2 million, compared with $216.1 million in fiscal 2010. ...

 

Distributor Honors WWII American Heroes

Wine and spirits distributor Moët Hennessy will continue an annual reunion of the Doolittle Raiders next month by honoring 80 World War II American heroes who took part in a secret, memorable and courageous raid against Japan. ...

 

Promoting Socialization, Camaraderie,Unit Cohesion

Ric Pomeroy, branch head, Food, Hospitality and Entertainment, Semper Fit and Exchange Services Division, Headquarters Marine Corps, said fiscal 2011 Marine Corps club alcoholic beverage sales are slightly up with sales of $10,299,716, a 1.96 percent increase from fiscal 2010 totals. ...

 

Great Lakes Opens Samuel Adams Restaurant

The Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Department at NS Great Lakes, Ill., recently celebrated the expansion of the Samuel Adams Brew Club concept with the addition of a Samuel Adams Restaurant. ...

 

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GOING GREEN:
Sustainability — An Integral Design Approach

Army Lodging Chief Sheryl Cleland said that all new facilities incorporate sustainable design principles to maximize water consumption reduction and optimize energy efficiencies and performance. ...

 

Inns of the Corps Go Green

The South Mesa Lodge at MCB Camp Pendleton, Calif., is the first lodging facility within the Marine Corps that is certified in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and has attained Silver certification. ...

 

Reducing GHG Emissions

Valley Forge Fabrics, Inc., a supplier of sustainable textiles for the lodging industry, was one of 46 companies in the U.S. that participated in the Federal Supplier Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Inventory Pilot with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). ...

 

Growing Green for Greater Sustainability

“Growing Green” continues to be one of the U.S. General Services Administration's (GSA's) top priorities since the implementation of Executive Order (EO) 13514, which requires that 95 percent of new contract actions be for “green” products and services. ...

 

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