Joint Base Andrews


MPF completes phase 2 renovations

By Airman 1st Class Andrew Polvino | staff writer | April 23, 2007

ANDREWS AFB, Md. -- The Military Personnel Flight recently completed phase two of the three-phased renovations scheduled to be completed by summer. 

"Phase two took about three weeks to complete," said First Lieutenant Philip B. Caldwell, 316th Mission Support Squadron Relocations and Employments chief. "We started the bulk of renovations at the end of January. 

The bulk of renovations consisted of moving old furniture out and new furniture into the MPF. 

"We spent $200,000," said the lieutenant. "We got new carpet, which is darker than the last so stains and dirt won't show as easily, new workstations and we repainted everything. All the painting was done in one day. 

"It was a lot of work; we formed teams based on what people were good at," said the lieutenant in reference to renovating the MPF. "We accomplished it in the least amount of time possible and we had fun doing it. 

"We wanted people to take pride in their work centers," he said. "We wanted to create a home away from home." 

The MPF also created a glass walled conference room and a business center with fax machines, printers and a paper shredder. 

"We put a lot of hard work into this," said Airman 1st Class Anna M. Clarke, 316 MSS Outbound Assignments technician. "I'm proud of our accomplishments." 

A finishing touch to the renovation will be artwork to line the walls of the hallways.
Phase three will consist of a recreational area for personnel assigned to the MPF for morale purposes.