Naval Base Guam receives six awards as ‘Best of the Pacific’

by Jeff Landis, Major, USMC (Ret.)
Naval Base Guam Public Affairs
SANTA RITA, Guam (June 7, 2017) – U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG) was recognized with six separate Stars and Stripes “Best of the Pacific” awards in four separate categories including one for the Navy Exchange (NEX) and five separate Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) facilities and services on Guam, June 7.
 
Stars and Stripes polls members of military communities throughout the Pacific theater annually, asking members to vote for the best on-base and off-base facilities, services and destinations in their region based on their real-life experiences. The facilities and services with the most votes in each category win. The results of the 2017 annual poll will recognize NBG in the 2017-18 edition of the magazine “Best of the Pacific,” a local guide for, and by, Pacific overseas military communities.
 
The “Best of the Pacific” measures votes for 20 separate categories, broken into four subgroups: “Shopping,” “Playing,” “Eating” and “Traveling.” For the on-base categories, Naval Base Guam was selected for Best Shopping (main base NEX); Playing category: Best Outdoor Rec (Gab-Gab Beach) and Best Bowling Alley (Orote Point Lanes); Eating: Best Enlisted⁄Officers’ Club (Molly’s⁄C Street⁄Bama’s BBQ & Grille complex); and Traveling: Best Lodging (Navy Gateway Inns & Suites (NGIS) and Best Travel Agency (ITT).
 
“People have choices for where they’re going to eat, where they’re going to stay and where they’re going to spend their off-duty time,” said Air Force Lt. Col. Rich McClintic, Commander of Stars & Stripes Pacific. “For Naval Base Guam to have the types of facilities where people want to go and what they want to do, it just goes to show the scope of the excellent service and customer support that your dedicated support personnel provide for them.”
 
Last year, the NEX received such voting comments like, “Better choices,” and “Good prices and great selection of merchandise for my family.” And for the MWR’s repeat winner, Gab Gab Beach, it received comments like, “Love the view,” and “Best scenery.” Look for voters’ comments in the 2017-18 edition of Stars and Stripes “Best of the Pacific.”
 
U.S. Naval Base Guam
2017 Stars & Stripes “Best of the Pacific” awards:
 
Shopping
Best Exchange Store – Guam Main Navy Exchange
 
Playing
Best On-Base Outdoor Rec – Gab-Gab Beach
Best Bowling Alley – Orote Point Lanes
 
Eating
Best On-Base Enlisted⁄Officers’ Club – Molly’s⁄C Street⁄Bama’s BBQ & Grille complex
 
Traveling
Best On-Base Lodging – Navy Gateway Inns & Suites (NGIS)
Best Travel Agency – ITT
 

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