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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - November 20, 1982, Tokyo, JapanSaturday november 20, 1982 Okinawa Pacific stars and stripes base dining Hall changes its style by Danny Layne ass Okinawa Bureau chief Camp Butler marines her might never again find themselves too Busy for if they re on Therun they can take their lunches with them. That s due to an experimental program currently under Way at a Marine corps dining facility on this base. The program is a test to determine the receptiveness of carry out window service for the lunchtime began oct. 12 and is currently catering to marines who Don t Havethe time or Are finding it inconvenient to wait in line for their afternoon meal. Many of this base s marines As Well As those from other Marine installations Are getting their lunches to go rather than eating the conventional meal inside the dining dining facility building 488 is centrally located for marines especially those making self service runs or deliveries said gunner sgt. John Christensen the dining facility manager. Our carry out service gives them the Chance to eat their lunch without having to hurry or spend their time in a Long experimental program in less than a month since the experimental program began the Cooks and Bakers at Christensen facility have seen the number of people using the carry out service Rise from 178 the first Day to nearly 400 now. That s a fairly Large percentage of the lunch crowd using the facility since about 1,100 people eat there each Day. We initially figured we d be feeding about 200 people daily from the carry out window the 20-year food services Veteran said. No we re feeding More than 300 on a routine facility s take out window is open from 11 . Until 12 45 weekday. It s a popular and Well received addition to Man people s military lives and they reacted favourably to its existence. Ina recent Survey conducted by the dining facility managers nearly 90percent of those people responding to the Survey liked the experimental lunch service. The bagged lunches the Marine receive contain a boiled egg some fruit French Fries or potato chips pastry and a Choice of either milk or canned soda. The marines can choose their main course from an eight item menu that includes Ham burgers cheeseburgers and an assortment of hot or cold sandwiches. Same Quality food the dining facility still offers the same Quality food inside the building from the snack or hot meal lines but the lunchtime crowd is still lured to the convenience of the carry out window. If anything we re feeding More people now and i d say that was due to them having a Choice of eating inside the facility or taking their food with them somewhere else Christensen said. The experimental program is running smoothly headed and the Only difficulty the facility s Cooks have encountered has been determining How Many people will be using the take out service each Day. Still Christensen remains Potomis tic about the Success of the facility s test is a sort of service that s suited to the marines on Okinawa he said. They re always on the Marine red patches distribute the material by sgt. Doug Weatherman . Marine corps amp Kinser receiving supplies from Naha port Kad Naab and futenma Mas and distributing them to 127 units through out Okinawa requires hard work and a smooth running on 57 marines the traffic management office to her receives and processes approximately 30 to 40 trailer loads of freight monthly. The unit mostly Shore part marines has the distinction of being the Only red Patch transportation office on Okinawa. The Patch worn on covers and trouser legs is the 3rdlanding support battalion s identification , we have a two sided system said sgt. Allen Rhodes freight transportation clerk at Camp Kinser. We Deal with both major and smaller Supply according to Rhodes once the initial shipment arrives it s for warded to Camp Foster the Centra receiving Point. We handle most types of supplies found within the Marine corps inventory Rhodes of the items Camp Foster receives include supplies for the base club systems special services self service stores and Cash sales plus the usual items associated with the Marine corps also take care of Camp Kinser s needs through our shipping and receiving Section Rhodes stated. Here Basic Supply item such a medical pack frames tires winterization kits Multi packs As sorted article Sand some Field equipment Are shipped to various units throughout the with the upcoming exercise i Korea to has had an influx of equipment to Aid deployed Marine sin Korea s Winter weather Hope fully equipment that will make those cold Days and nights a Little More comfortable and tolerable. Ass Danny Layne a customer walks away from the takeout window. Air Force stresses More weight on Pound Agenda Kadena a chewing theft takes on new meaning As Pacific air forces puts Teeth into the fat boy recent revisions of air Force regulation 35-11 and the Acaf supplement have added the subjective evaluation of military image to the program an special physical conditioning pro Grams for those who Don t meet the weight standards or the image according to staff l. Mantos Acaf project no for the weight management program. The air Force has established lean machine program de signed to get All members int Good physical condition mantos said. With the new regulation com Manders and health providers can adjust the weight standards Down Ward. Previously a formula was Only used to adjust the scale up Ward for those who had heavy Bones or were very muscular. The lowered Standard could reapplied to those who May meet the Standard table weights but who project a poor image usually because of a paunch. The medical term for a Beer gut is localized obesity " Man tos said. With the special conditioning programs the commander can now attack the problem of those who Are in poor condition to fight a War but who meet the boo weight and the gym staffs throughout Acaf Are Able to help these people get into Condi anyone placed in a special conditioning program will be required to attend three one hour sessions each week. Pacific stars and stripes depends largely on Public affairs offices for contributions to this Page. If you have a Story that would be of particular interest to this newspaper please let your Pao know about it

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