This Base Lodge Has Been Named Best In The Air Force


With so many options for military lodging facilities, being named the best is a big honor. This year, that honor goes to the Wright-Patterson Inns at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio! Read on to learn how the team at this facility earned the 2021 Air Force Innkeeper Award.

Dayton Daily News ~ ” Wright-Patterson Air Force Base was just recognized as winner of the 2021 Air Force Innkeeper Award. Lodging Manager Janelle Bailey said the entire Wright-Patterson Inns team was excited that all its hard work throughout the year paid off.

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‘Winning this award was incredible,’ Bailey said. ‘I am so proud of my team and the hard work they do every day — they stood up, stood tall and continued the mission, no questions asked. I couldn’t ask for a better team and they deserve this win.’

This award was won through staff determination to keep Wright-Patterson Inns open while maintaining a safe environment throughout COVID-19 restrictions, Bailey said. Not a single room had to be shut down as the base lodge constantly flexed with each change to provide top-notch guest care. Along with delivering the best service to guests, the lodging team was also one of the few bases to stay within 1 percent of its operating budget and give to the Air Force Lodging fund.

Col. Patrick Miller, 88th Air Base Wing and installation commander, praised Wright-Patterson Inns for bringing home this award. ‘This is a tremendous honor recognizing the extraordinary work of our 70-plus-strong dedicated lodging team,’ Miller said. ‘Over the course of the past year, we’ve flexed lodging space to provide isolation rooms for COVID-positive teammates, served as an aggregation installation bedding down over 1,500 deployers for ‘restriction of movement’ operations prior to deploying to the (Central Command area of responsibility) and supported a litany of mission partners … all in an extremely challenging COVID operating environment.’ ” ~ Dayton Daily News

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