NGIS Innovates To Meet Demands of Navy’s Pivot to the Pacific
As one of the furthest outposts of Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC), Navy Region Center Singapore (NRCS) was once a quiet place, far from the bustle of larger installations across the Navy. Much has changed, though, with the Navy’s Pivot to the Pacific, according to NRCS Navy Gateway, Inns & Suites (NGIS) General Manager Debra Couch.
“The Navy’s operational tempo has substantially increased with commands adding new billets, and new ships tasked to the area,” she explained. “Standing ready to serve this challenge is NRCS’s NGIS, a program that has recently undergone vast transformation to meet the demand of the Pivot. The NGIS priority-one mission is to accommodate temporary duty (TDY) Department of Defense (DoD) travelers, while delivering comfortable and welcoming accommodations with cost-saving room rates. Due to its unique area of responsibility, Singapore’s NGIS also provides accommodations for PCS families and littoral combat ship (LCS) crew swaps.”
In September, NRCS NGIS completed a $1.5 million renovation, a “Whole Room Concept” project, which recapitalized dining rooms, living rooms and bedrooms in 48 master suites, growing bed space from 109 pre-renovation beds to a post-renovation total of 306 beds. ...
The Hooper Bowling Center at Fort Campbell, Ky., has benefitted from recent upgrades as part of a continuing multi-phase renovation project that is helping the quality-oflife facility stay at the top of its game. The facility upgrades, as well as the addition of new bowling programs and promotions, are tailored to give the entire Fort Campbell community a bowling center that bowlers will continue to want to come to for unit functions, children’s parties, leagues or just a fun game any time of the day.
“We are here to take care of the soldiers, and make everybody happy,” said FMWR Business Operations Division Chief Jody Petty. “And we really listen to and value their input, comments and suggestions in our overall plan as we improve the look and feel of the bowling center.”
As part of a master plan to provide a more inviting and visually appealing décor for bowlers, Fort Campbell worked with Brunswick Bowling to replace the old furniture, down in the pit area in and around the lanes. The project also included new flooring in the pit area, and new tables and chairs on the backside seating areas looking down on the pit area. ...Read more FORT CAMPBELL BOWLS A STRIKE WITH UPGRADES ...