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Base club receives updated look

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Pacific Coast Club Enlisted Lounge is receiving a facelift and is scheduled to reopen Sept. 3. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Scottie McCord)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Pacific Coast Club Enlisted Lounge is receiving a facelift and is scheduled to reopen Sept. 3. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Scottie McCord)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Pacific Coast Club Enlisted Lounge is receiving a facelift and is scheduled to reopen Sept. 3. 

The renovations were made to bring the club into the 21st century to attract more customers and compete with the local clubs. 

The Enlisted Lounge renovation has two phases. The first phase will consist of completely ripping out the old floor and installing a new, wood-style floor. The bar was also completely torn down and re-built with a cherry wood finish and marble top. This was accomplished with the help of volunteers from the Noncommissioned Officers Association and the 30th Civil Engineer Squadron. 

Along with the cosmetic upgrades to the bar, a long-draw bar system was installed, which will keep a steady flow of beverages coming to the bar. This system improves efficiency and cuts down on the long lines, which were caused by the interruption of having to bring new kegs out of the storeroom to replace the empty ones. 

To complete this phase, a new hip and contemporary paint job was also added, said Martha Jackson, the club manager. 

The second phase will consist of making the lounge into more of a night club by installing booths along the wall, small sofas and tables, and a new dance floor. This portion of the renovation will be completed at a later date this year. 

"The Pacific Coast Club puts their customers first," said Ms. Jackson. "The club is also more than just lounges. It is a part of our heritage; it is a place for commanders, first sergeants and supervisors to get together with their troops and provide mentoring.
"The club belongs to us, so support it or we will lose it," she said. 

During theses renovation, enlisted patrons can continue to receive service inside the Officer's Lounge. For more on the Pacific Coast Club, go to www.30FSS.com/fsvc.html.