Warrior Dining Facility closure to affect Airmen on base

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  • By Senior Airman Breanne White
  • 92nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs

The Warrior Dining Facility is scheduled to close June 1 and will remain closed until the beginning of January, in order to complete renovations and facility upgrades.


Dorm Airmen can expect to receive $773 of monthly Basic Allowance Subsistence II starting as early as June 15 during the entirety of the DFAC closure. By receiving BAS II, Airmen will have adequate funds to purchase and cook food in the absence of the DFAC.


“Our Services Airmen partnered with the Fairchild Commissary to provide a ‘How to Fundamentals’ video series to show healthy, easy-to-cook meals that come in under budget,” said First Lieutenant Lenina Serna, 92nd Force Support Squadron deputy flight commander. “Included in this partnership, each week there will be a display in the Commissary, with all the ingredients for the meal of the week.”


Airmen should be proactive and do their best to calculate potential debts in relation to days of leave and/or TDY since BAS II is not applicable to those days.


“The base financial expert, Ms. Blancha Hendershot from the Airmen and Family Readiness Center team, is here and available to provide one-on-one financial counseling to any Airmen looking to get a handle on their budgets,” Serna said. “We recommend that Airmen begin to look at their finances and save for the potential gap in time before BAS II shows on their paycheck.”


Frequent movements such as leave and/or TDY can cause some serious long lasting credit grief if Airmen do not carefully manage their finances to prepare for these debts.


“I want all the Airmen to know that there are all these resources that are here for them,” Serna said. “Take advantage of those resources while they are available to you.”


Fairchild leadership has been working to ensure this transition is smooth and impacts the Airmen minimally; however, it is important for Airmen to remain vigilant with their finances to ensure a successful transition for them as individuals.


Airmen that have any questions, thoughts, or concerns about the closure, can direct those to the sustainment services flight. For budgeting help, contact the AFRC to schedule an appointment at 509-247-2246 or visit the Comptroller Service Portal at https://usaf.dps.mil/teams/SAFFMCSP/portal/SitePages/Home.aspx.