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MWR facility back in service

Col. Bill Ketterer, vice wing commander, cuts a ceremonial ribbon at the reopening of the Morale, Welfare and Recreation facility. The facility was shut down for more than a year after a cement truck crashed into the building housing it. (Photo by Senior Airman Max Rechel, Kentucky Air National Guard)

Col. Bill Ketterer, vice wing commander, cuts a ceremonial ribbon at the reopening of the Morale, Welfare and Recreation facility. The facility was shut down for more than a year after a cement truck crashed into the building housing it. (Photo by Senior Airman Max Rechel, Kentucky Air National Guard)

KENTUCKY AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The Base Morale, Welfare and Recreation facility re-opened Dec. 2, offering Kentucky Airmen a place to once again relax and enjoy unit camaraderie.

The facility was closed in August of 2007 after a cement truck driver lost control of his vehicle and slammed into the edge of the Base Annex where the MWR was housed.

Newly remodeled and improved, the facility now offers Airmen a billiard table, a foosball table, high-definition televisions and an area for soft drinks and snack foods.

"Providing a place for our members to go to relax is important," said Lt. Col. Matt Stone, Mission Support Group commander. "We spend a lot of time pursuing our missions. This is a downtime opportunity for people to get together after work and just hang out, to get to know each other and talk about something other than work."

In addition to providing an on-base recreation facility for Airmen, the MWR facility is available for units or groups to host gatherings or social events.

The facility can be reserved through the Services Flight. Call (502) 413-4120 to make reservations.