YARS Eagle's Nest Club shows off new look

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  • By Tech. Sgt. Bob Barko Jr.
  • 910th Airlift Wng Public Affairs
The Youngstown Air Reserve Station Eagle's Nest Club celebrated the completion of a $300,000 plus renovation with a Grand Re-Opening celebration held here Saturday of the September UTA.
 
The party kicked off with a ceremonial ribbon cutting by Col. Bill Stephens, 910th Mission Support Group commander; Mr. Jerry Cardinal, Director of Services for AFRC HQ; Col. Karl McGregor, 910th Airlift Wing commander and Jason Cohol, the club manager. After the ribbon was cut, the crowd gathered to view the ceremony flowed into the building to get a look at the refurbished club and get in on the evening's events.
 
Before long, those attending the ribbon cutting were joined by many others wanting to partake of the fun in store for the club's guests. The club staff offered up a complimentary buffet of appetizers, burgers, hot dogs, side dishes and deserts. A cake was also served to mark the occasion. Those attending the festivities were not lacking on choices of entertainment spread throughout the club. 

The club's guests had the opportunity to take in the Ohio State Buckeyes football game on several TV's located around the building. A pool tournament was held and disc jockeys were spinning tunes and turning some of those on hand into would be "American Idol" contestants by letting them pick up a microphone and sing some Karaoke tunes. 

The fun spread outside the club as well under cool, clear fall skies. Base reservists and civilians were invited to participate in a classic car and motorcycle show. The show entries were shown in the club parking lot and trophies were given out for first, second, third place and an overall "People's Choice" Award for both cars and motorcycles. Even though it was an autumn evening, a hint of summer was in the air as a sand volleyball game was in full swing. Underneath the club's new canopy, Airmen donned oversized Sumo Suits and participated in some good natured wrestling. The gear used for the activities held outside the club was provided by Outdoor Recreation Equipment Rental at the base Fitness Center.
 
All night long, those attending the club's grand Re-Opening were gathered around the newly refurbished bar and tables in large groups. They not only gathered to celebrate the completion of the long planned renovations to the base club, but also to share in the camaraderie that comes from being a Servicemember in the United States military.
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