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Navy Lodge Gulfport in Mississippi Opens
50-Room Expansion

August 16, 2012 - Navy Lodge Gulfport, Miss., opened its new 43,930 sq. ft., 50-room expansion on August 14, bringing the total number of rooms available to guests at 80.  Navy Lodge Gulfport held the ground breaking ceremony for the new lodge on April 6, 2011.

“We are so excited to be opening this new lodge for our military guests,” said Janice Baker, General Manager, Navy Lodge Gulfport.  “Guests will find all the latest amenities and comforts that are offered in civilian hotels, but at a significant savings.  Navy Lodges offer a 40 percent savings compared to other hotels and there are no extra person charges.”


(L-R) Capt. Christopher Bower, Navy Exchange Command (NEXCOM), Cmdr. Brian Nottingham, Naval Construction Battalion Center (NCBC) Public Works Officer, Capt. Rick Burgess, NCBC commanding officer/Commander 20th Seabee Readiness Group, Janice Baker, Navy Lodge manager, Robert Bianchi, NEXCOM chief executive officer and Michael Bockelman, NEXCOM, cut the ribbon to officially open the Navy Lodge Expansion on board the Seabee Base, Aug. 14.

The new Navy Lodge features three different types of rooms to fit the needs of all its guests.  There are 10 two bedroom family suites that include full kitchenettes with dishwashers and a balcony off of living area.  There are 12 business class rooms that feature one queen bed, microwave and refrigerator.  Finally, guests can stay in one of the 28 extended stay rooms which have two queen beds and a full kitchenette with dishwasher.

The Navy Lodge also offers guests a fitness room, vending areas, guest laundry, a patio area with gas grills and free WiFi.  Guests can also take advantage of the free continental breakfast offered each morning.

To make reservations at any Navy lodging facilities or to receive a Navy Lodge directory, call 1-800-NAVY-INN, 24 hours a day, seven days a week or go online at www.navy-lodge.com .  Reservations are accepted on an as-received basis without regard to rank.

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About NEXCOM
The Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) oversees 100 Navy Exchange (NEX) facilities and nearly 300 stores worldwide, 40 Navy Lodges, Ship’s Stores, the Uniform Program Management Office, the Navy Clothing Textile and Research Facility and the Telecommunications Program Office.  NEXCOM's parent command is the Naval Supply Systems Command.  NEXCOM’s mission is to provide authorized customers quality goods and services at a savings and to support quality of life programs for active duty military, retirees, reservists and their families.  NEXs and Navy Lodges operate primarily as a non-appropriated fund (NAF) business instrumentality.  NEX revenues generated are used to support Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) programs.  In FY11, $2.7 billion in sales were generated with $42.8 million in dividends provided to Navy MWR programs.
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Contact: 

Kristine M. Sturkie
NEXCOM Public Affairs Specialist
kristine_sturkie@nexweb.org
757-631-3648

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Also See: Ondrej Patrovic, Front Desk Clerk for the Navy Lodge Key West in Florida Named the Navy Lodge Program’s Associate of the 1st Quarter 2012 / July 2012

Navy Lodge Program Names its 2011 Award Winners Highlighting Outstanding Guest Service / April 2012

Leonides (Nini) Thomas, Room Attendant at Navy Lodge Corpus Christi, Texas, Named by the Navy Lodge Program as its Associate of the 4th Quarter 2011 / March 2012

North Island Navy Lodge in San Diego, California Holds Ground Breaking for 205-room Addition / April 2010

Navy Exchange Service Command Recognizes Navy Lodges, Managers For Outstanding Guest Service; Navy Lodge Hawaii Named 2008 Carlson Award Winner in the Large Lodging Category / May 2009
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