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September 20, 2012

FMWR, DPW team-up to improve your facilities

FMWR and DPW NTC and Fort Irwin

We are proud to announce that refurbishments to Freedom Fitness Center are moving forward. The center’s basketball court closed today for a much needed renovation.

The first phase of the renovation will include the basketball court, the flooring, bleachers and walls. The women’s locker room will then be upgraded in approximately a month (dates and closure details will be announced in the coming weeks). The front counter will be completely redesigned to make it more ergonomic. The renovation is expected to take four to five months. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we bring you a much improved fitness facility.

A review of usage for several recreation facilities was conducted recently, and hours of low participation were identified, as well as areas where hours could be extended to better meet the community’s desire. On Oct. 1, the following changes will be implemented to operate our programs more efficiently and meet the needs of the community:

  • Leisure Travel will now close at 5 p.m., instead of 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. This additional hour closure represents a $3,000 savings in labor dollars.
  • Oasis Pool will conduct a midday closure from 1-5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and will open one hour later on the weekends, at 1 p.m., from October through April. During the summer months, Oasis Pool will return to its normal schedule. We expect to see approximately $20,000 in savings from these changes.
  • The Freedom Fitness Center hours of operation will change to: Monday through Friday, 5-9 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon. Saturday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; Holidays, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; Opportunity leave, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • The Memorial Fitness Center hours will change to: Monday through Friday, 5 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Holidays, closed.; Opportunity leave, closed.

While the changes may seem slight compared to the current hours, they are expected to reduce labor costs by approximately $23,000.
All of these changes combined are equivalent to just over $45,000 a year in savings, while having little to no impact on current use, according to utilization statistics.
These changes have been approved by both the National Training Center and Fort Irwin commanding general and the commander of Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison, and are necessary to ensure a level of service excellence for the Soldiers, Family members, civilians, and retirees of the installation.

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