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Highlights of the MARCH 2013 Issue

 

CATERED EVENTS: Time To Shine

 

Catered events in the military provide a unique opportunity for Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) professionals — in catering, food service and clubs — to really shine. From putting out the crisp white linen and polished silverware to planning the décor and entertainment, to serving up culinary delights that can satisfy even the most discerning palates, these catered events — for retirements, balls, milestones, etc. — not only generate revenue, but are also vital to overall quality-of-life on an installation. ...


 

• MILITARY POLICE REGIMENTAL BALL — Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.
• TASTE OF THE WORLD — The Misawa Club at Misawa AB, Japan
• KANEOHE BAY AIRSHOW — MCB Hawaii

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LODGING RENOVATION: Great Lakes Opens Great Lobby

 

The newly renovated lobby at The Navy Gateway Inns and Suites (NGIS) at NS Great Lakes in Illinois, has a couple of firsts going for it. Not only is it the first NGIS renovation completed in 2013, but it is also the first project to utilize one of the new interior design schemes developed by the NGIS lodging team.

NGIS General Manager Jerome Zlomke chose the design scheme “Eclectic Fun” to update the lobby and provide for a more modern feel throughout. According to NGIS, the Eclectic Fun design scheme consists of these elements:

  • Modern meets traditional
  • Fun meets relaxing
  • A hint of whimsy
  • Brushed chrome fixtures and accessories
  • Warm wood tones
  • Modern styling

“All of the basic schemes have certain colors that are incorporated, and the eclectic fun scheme has blackberry colors, browns, tans and creams, and very rich furniture,” said Lauren Brown, interior designer with WB Brawley Co., who worked on the project with NGIS Interior Designer Jana Joplin. ...

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OUTDOOR EVENTS: Fort Rucker Families Camp Under the Stars

 

As part of the November “Month of the Military Family,” Fort Rucker in Alabama offered some free family fun with a “Camping Under the Stars” event at Lake Tholocco's West Beach.

be a great way to bring families together and give kids memories that will last a lifetime,” said Janice Erdlitz, Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation (DFMWR) marketing director. “This is just one way DFMWR would like to say 'thank you' to our military families for ... their service to our country.”

While camping was in the title, people did not have to stay the night to take part in the event. Those who did were offered free usage of tents. Families only needed to bring blankets, sleeping bags and their own tent if they chose to.

The event, which attracted more than 150 soldiers and family members, featured a number of family activities, camping, two movies and a book reading by Col. Stuart J. McRae, USA, garrison commander. ...

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