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MacDill’s temporary lodging facilities undergo renovations

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  • By Airman 1st Class Rito Smith
  • 6th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs

On Aug. 15, 2016, the 6th Force Support Squadron (FSS) began renovations on the temporary lodging facilities (TLF). Renovations include adding new flooring, paint and furniture to 50 rooms here at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.

To ensure little to no hindrances on the mission, the 6th FSS came up with a plan for a staggered renovation process.

“The renovations will have very little impact to our guests and lodging, because the project is being executed in phases,” said Capt. Miguel Santos, the sustainment services flight commander assigned to the 6th FSS. “This allows us to work on 10 rooms at a time while keeping the other 40 rooms available for guests throughout the entire renovation.”

Upgrades like these are typically done every eight years to maintain quality lodging facilities, furniture and equipment.

“Air Force Inn standards are to ensure rooms are attractively furnished, supplied with the appropriate household items, and that they are clean and properly maintained,” said Mili Taliferro, the general manager of lodging with the 6th FSS. “Our primary goal is to ensure our guests, who are usually here looking for a new home following a permanent change of station, have a pleasant stay in our facilities.”

The 6th FSS is putting an emphasis on creating facilities that are up to date and meet the needs of service members and their families.

Taliferro believes it’s important to maintain all facilities to the highest standard to allow the 6th FSS to support the community in the best way possible.

 “We estimate the costs of the renovations to be about $2 million after everything is completed,” said Santos. “The project is being funded with non-appropriated funds, which are funds that are generated from sale of services to support our DOD, military, civilian personnel and their families.”

The renovations are estimated to be completed Nov. 4, 2016, allowing all of the newly renovated facilities to be open and ready for use.