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DVIDS – News – Under Secretary of Army McPherson tours schools, housing renovation site


FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 13, 2020) — The Army’s second-highest-ranking civilian spent a good part of his day here Oct. 7 touring training facilities, conversing with troops and spotlighting efforts to improve privatized military family housing.

Under Secretary of the Army James McPherson received a glimpse of quartermaster and ordnance training, lunched with students at the Samuel Sharpe Dining Facility and addressed members of the media outside a newly renovated residence in the Jackson Circle neighborhood.

Maj. Gen. Rodney D. Fogg, U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, hosted the undersecretary and accompanied him throughout the tour.

McPherson’s first stop was the QM School’s Petroleum and Water Department. There, he met with administrators, instructors and students. He also received a familiarization on the latest virtual training systems said to save time and resources while improving technical skills.

Advanced individual training Soldiers Spc. Zoya Goodwin, Pvt. Xavier Sullivan-Dixon and Pvt. Paden Bear were among those who briefed the undersecretary, walking him through a virtual training session.

“We have a new breed coming into the force, and they gravitate toward technology,” pointed out PWD Director Jose Hernandez, who was present for the briefing and spoke highly of the professionalism and confidence demonstrated by his junior Soldiers. “This is what they like, and when you mesh what they like with the learning experience, the confidence level just goes up.”

McPherson spent roughly an hour at PWD and later presented Soldiers and leaders with coins. Hernandez said he was thrilled senior leaders are taking an interest in virtual learning programs at the school and is always glad to demonstrate how students are benefiting from it.

“I thought it was a great visit,” Hernandez said. “It was good to have someone from the Pentagon visit us and see how

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DVIDS – News – Navy Lodge Corpus Christi Finishes Renovation


Navy Exchange Service Command’s (NEXCOM) Navy Lodge Program finished renovations at its Navy Lodge in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Sept. 4. The $1 million renovation includes new kitchens, bathrooms, vanity, closet doors, flooring, bedding and window treatments in 52 guest rooms.

Navy Lodges feature oversized guest rooms and family suites with onsite amenities such as vending machines, laundry area and workout room and children’s outside play area. Navy Lodges also offer guests free Wi-Fi and breakfast. Every Navy Lodge is accessible. As an added convenience, family pets up to 70 pounds in weight can stay at most Navy Lodges when traveling with its owner. Guests need to contact the specific Navy Lodge regarding its pet policies.

Authorized Navy Lodge guests on permanent change off station (PCS) orders can take advantage of a scratch-off card offering a 10%, 15%, 25% or 100% discount, up to 20 nights. A scratch-off card can be picked up on base at PSD, the housing office, household goods, the personal property office or local NEX Customer Service desk or by calling the Navy Lodge DoD Reservation Center.

Navy Lodge Corpus Christi is currently taking reservations for leisure travel in addition to business and permanent change of station reservations. Call the Navy Lodge DoD Reservation Center at (800) 628-9466 or go online at www.navy-lodge.com or www.dodlodging.com to make a reservation.

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Date Taken: 09.28.2020
Date Posted: 09.28.2020 09:23
Story ID: 378792
Location: VIRGINIA BEACH, VA, US 




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