Thursday, November 13, 2008

TOP STORY > >Hercules Dining Facility ribbon cutting ceremony, grand opening

By Airman Rochelle R. Clace
19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The 19th Services Squadron held a ribbon cutting ceremony outside of the new Hercules Dining Facility Nov. 7 in honor of the grand opening of the building.

The Hercules Dining Facility had been built to serve Little Rock personnel who support Combat Airlift. The facility is more than 1,900 square feet and was designed to meet the current and future needs of Little Rock. Many organizations helped with the design and construction of this facility. It has an enhanced serving area with a larger salad bar, improvements to the grab and go program and expanded seating by 60 percent.

The 19th SVS is proud to offer an outdoor dining area for its customers and coming soon, wireless internet. With its open ceiling and spacious layout the facility provides a true dining pleasure to the Airmen.

Were here to celebrate what is really improving the quality of life for our Airmen and were doing that through the opening of this Hercules Dining Facility, said Col. James Johnson, 19th Airlift Wing vice commander.

I think its important to keep in perspective that were leaving a facility thats over 50 years old and all the challenges you have with maintaining a facility thats [that old], said Colonel Johnson.

Its like putting on a new addition to your house and then inviting your friends and family over to celebrate it, said Colonel Johnson. So lets continue celebrating this beautiful facility.

The Hercules Dining Facility is one more reason Airmen are proud to live and serve on Little Rock Air Force Base.

I congratulate you for this facility and I want you to know, once again, how much we all value the service and contribution of you and your families, said Congressman Snyder.

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