NAFA Club Trilogy Receives $3.3 Million in Renovations
Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi Public Works Department began a $3.3 million overhaul of Club Trilogy in December 2013, expecting for it to open within the next calendar year.
According to the Club’s Facebook page, the establishment was originally created in 1993 as a way to allow junior Sailors to drink and enjoy their off time responsibly on-base.
Since the facility began operations more than 20 years ago it’s been a hub of activities for junior Sailors. Trilogy has also hosted many concerts over the years, most recently Far East Movement, boasting crowds of more than 200 people.
The complex was renovated in early 2004 as a part of a base wide upgrade to all MWR facilities.
“Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) is putting 3.3 million dollars into the renovated complex, to see a more modernized and contemporary location for our junior Sailors,” said NAF Atsugi Public Works Site Supervisor Lt. Justus O’Connor. “The funding has been something that’s been in the works for a while, but was finally approved for fiscal year 2014; which means that 2014 is the first year we’ve been able to break ground and start the renovations.”
According to O’Connor, the money is part of a greater move by 7th Fleet to bring more Sailors back to the onbase facilities.
“The renovated facility will be something along the lines of a sports bar, with televisions all over,” said Club Trilogy Manager Brett Dunn. “Everything from floor to ceiling is getting a facelift. The biggest changes the customers will see are the bathrooms, bars and kitchens.”
Dunn added the renovated kitchens are slated to be open for as long as the bars are serving customers, much like it is now at Skymasters. The bars will experience the biggest changes moving away from the old 90’s theme to a modern, sleek sports bar.
According to O’ Connor what is now Bar None is being expanded, and rebranded into Bar First-in-Ten. Along with the planned flooring changes, ceiling, wiring and so much more, the ballroom and the bars are going to be totally different from the old facility.
“With everything we’re adding to the facility, I can honestly say that this will be the nicest and most modern place on this base,” said O’Conner. “I hope that our guys can get out here and make the most of the complex, it was literally built from the ground up just for them.”