LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. –
After six months of conceptualizing, planning and renovating, The Langley Club opened May 6.
The Club is the consolidation of Langley's enlisted and officers clubs in a centralized location, which will gain significant efficiencies in overhead while enabling the Club to generate capital. The Bayside Enlisted Club, now known as the Bayview Convention Center, will be used as a multi-purpose conference center.
"The Langley Club represents our commitment to consolidating our common heritage as Airmen and highlights enlisted success and professionalism," said Col. Donald Kirkland, 633d Air Base Wing commander. "We will continue, as we're able, to pour our funds into the club to make it better for our Airmen."
"This is what makes sense for JBLE. This is a vision that I'm happy to see happen," said Lt. Col. Jenise Carroll, 633d Force Support Squadron commander. "The location is key as it's on the most populated side of the base in close proximity to the Airman dormitories, base housing and visitor's quarters. This will bring a lot of good to Langley."
According to George Parker, Langley Club general manager, Langley was the last of Air Combat Command's 13 installations to maintain two clubs; in the wake of declining membership Air Force-wide, collocation became a trend to revitalize the clubs.