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Air Force to shutter two base lodging facilities, review future of others

June 9, 2022

From the Star and Stripes website

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Two of the several dozen Air Force Inns are being shut down, and the service is looking at the rest of its on-base lodging facilities to determine whether they’re worth keeping open.

The impending closure of an inn at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., sparked a wide-ranging discussion on Reddit about the future of its counterparts. But for now, the North Star Inn at Greenland’s Thule Air Base is the only other inn on the list to be shuttered. 

All Defense Department lodging became nonappropriated fund operations after 2018 Pentagon guidance that such facilities become self-sustaining.

In an email to Stars and Stripes on Friday, the service said none of its other base lodging facilities are slated for closure at present.

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