Naval Air Facility Atsugi: On Liberty
For some single or geobachelor Sailors stationed at Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi, it may seem that their liberty options can become stagnant after a while. They may stay in their rooms, play the same video games, watch the same movies and television shows over and over again.
Luckily, Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) has a refreshing answer for those single Sailors plagued by a boring, humdrum routine in the form of their Liberty program, which provides alternative, healthy leisure and recreational opportunities at a discounted rate.
For those who want to keep it simple and close to home, the Liberty Lounge offers free video game and console check-out privileges, a mini-theater, free Wi-Fi and two stations where Sailors can call home for free at 15 minute increments.
“I like that the liberty program is readily available,” said Aviation Ordinanceman 3rd Class Edgar Fletes. “It’s not something that has to be provided, but it is. It’s good. I like it.”
The lounge also offers weekly activities such as karaoke, Friday Night Game Night and free food.
“The Liberty program boosts morale by providing a home away from home for the Sailors,” said Liberty Program Coordinator Senita Martin. “We want to provide a place for them where they can relax, socialize, and have the opportunity to explore Japan with someone who knows the language and community, and just enjoy their tour overseas.”
For those looking for adventure and discovery outside the gates, the program offers plenty of tours, including over night ski trips, an over night trip to the New Sanno in Tokyo and more.
“We hope they’ll utilize the Liberty program,” said Martin. “We really just want to give them the opportunity to fit in as soon as they arrive and have a good time.”
For more information, stop by the Liberty lounge or visit the NAF Atsugi MWR Liberty website here.