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Navy Lodge Little Creek – Fort Story in Virginia Breaks Ground
on 26-room Expansion

November 20, 2012 - Navy Lodge Little Creek – Fort Story, Va., held a ground breaking ceremony on November 19 for its 11,000 sq. ft., 26-room expansion.  Currently, the Navy Lodge has 100 rooms available for guests.  The expansion project is expected to be completed by the end of 2013.

“Our investment of more than $7 million into this project will increase the room availability here at Navy Lodge Little Creek-Fort Story,” said Michael Bockelman, Vice President, NEXCOM and Director, Navy Lodge Program.  “Navy Lodges are an important benefit to our military members, retirees and their families.  We’re excited to be able to bring more rooms and the nice amenities our guests have come to expect from us.  I think our guests will like what they see.”

Once completed, the Navy Lodge will feature one and two bedroom suites, each with a kitchen and a bathroom for every bedroom.  It will offer amenities such as free internet access, flat screen televisions, a concierge style front desk, large social meeting space, exercise room, self service laundry and a playground.

Every Navy Lodge guest room offers queen-sized beds, high-speed Internet access, and a kitchenette complete with microwave and refrigerator.  Guest laundry facilities are on site, breakfast is offered daily in the lobby where free Wi-Fi access is available as well as free newspapers.  Navy Lodges also offer convenient on-base parking as well as handicapped accessible and non-smoking rooms.  As an added convenience, many Navy Lodges allow dogs and cats up to 50 pounds in weight to stay when traveling with their owners.  Check with the Navy Lodge for more details.

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  Reservations are accepted on an as-received basis without regard to rank.

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.

Kristine M. Sturkie
NEXCOM Public Affairs Specialist

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Also See: Navy Lodge Gulfport in Mississippi Opens 50-Room Expansion / August 2012

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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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