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Highlights of the DECEMBER 2014 Issue

 

AFRC FEATURE:
Shades of Green
Ever-Changing to Make Guests Happy

 

 

Recent guests at Shades of Green, the Armed Forces Recreation Center (AFRC) located within the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla., have been able to enjoy a number of new and renovated amenities during their stay. The additions are part of a number of improvements that are continuing through fiscal 2015.

“The Express Café located in front of the AAFES (Army & Air Force Exchange Service) store was redesigned and relocated to the lobby,” said Shades of Green General Manager Arnie A. Cole. “The Café now serves Starbucks coffee, ice cream, desserts and alcoholic beverages.”

Guests, who include active duty, reserves, National Guard, Department of Defense (DoD) civilians, retired military and their respective guests, will soon be able to enjoy new baked treats at the resort with the expansion. “We are reorganizing the Banquet/Pastry kitchen to add a 60-quart Hobart Mixer, two Baxter rotating convection ovens, a Lang Double Deck oven and a Bake Max Dough Sheeter,” said Cole. “Pastry Chef Maria Christodoudou is going to roll out fresh-baked breads for Mangino’s restaurant. Along with her amazing desserts, she will be making specialty wedding cakes. During Thanksgiving and Christmas, the pastry department has gingerbread-housemaking activities for the kids.”...

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MARINE CORPS AWARDS:
MCCS Recognized Best in Food and Hospitality

 

 

MCCS Recognized Best in Food and Hospitality The Marine Corps NAF Business and Support Services Division (MR) honored 41 Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) activities for their exceptional results from fiscal 2013.

The Food and Hospitality Excellence Award Program was established by MCCS to recognize those food and hospitality activities that exceeded the highest level of standards of operational excellence and service to Marines.

“The winners of this year’s awards show a passion and commitment to excellence,” said MR Division Director Cindy Whitman Lacy. “Their attention to customer service is exemplary and provides a testimonial to the value we place on Marines and families we serve. Semper Fidelis.”

For the second year, the program has been enhanced with the addition of new awards, recognizing the “crème de la crème” of the organization:

LODGING FACILITY OF THE YEAR
Inns of the Corps Pendleton South Mesa – MCB Camp Pendleton, Calif.
Honorable Mention: Inns of the Corps Twentynine Palms – MCAGCC Twentynine Palms

CLUB OF THE YEAR
Ocean Breeze Club – MCCS Okinawa, MCB Camp Butler, Japan
Honorable Mention: Club Iwakuni – MCAS Iwakuni, Japan

FOOD & BEVERAGE ACTIVITY OF THE YEAR
Strikers Grill & Tap – MCB Hawaii
Honorable Mention: Hangar 1 Restaurant – MCCS South Carolina ...

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ARMY FMWR:
Fort Carson FMWR Program Recognized for Excellence

 

Fort Carson FMWR Program Recognized for Excellence As a large Army installation with high-operational tempo, the need for top-notch quality of life programs and facilities at Fort Carson, Colo., is heightened. Whether it is preparing soldiers for the mission, or taking care of their families when they are deployed, the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (DFMWR) has distinguished itself as a leader in the area of FMWR support. In fact, the installation was recently honored as a 2014 National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) National Gold Medal Award Finalist in the Armed Forces category, validating the commitment the FMWR team on post has displayed over the past few years in support of service members and their families.

According to DFMWR Director Michael O’Donnell, the recognition can be attributed to the exceptional staff and team on post. “We are very excited about this recognition, and it is a huge sense of accomplishment and pride for the entire DFMWR staff and leadership here just to be a finalist,” said O’Donnell. “We have a great diverse group from all over the world, with different experiences and expertise, and they are at the heart of the operation, and the reason behind our success.”

The National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management are presented by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with NRPA. Founded in 1965, the Gold Medal Awards program honors communities in the U.S. that demonstrate excellence in parks and recreation through long-range planning, resource management, volunteerism, environmental stewardship, program development, professional development and agency recognition.. ...

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