The Inns of the Corps lodging facility opened on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan Aug. 19, 2019. Construction on the Inns of the Corps facility began on November 25, 2017 and finished on May 1, 2019. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ryan H. Pulliam)
The Inns of the Corps lodging facility opened on Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan Aug. 19, 2019. Construction on the Inns of the Corps facility began on November 25, 2017 and finished on May 1, 2019. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ryan H. Pulliam)

Inns of the Corps opens on Camp Hansen

by Lance Cpl. Ryan Pulliam
Marine Corps Installations Pacific

Members of Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) hosted a grand opening ceremony for the Inns of the Corps lodging facility at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan Aug. 19, 2019.

The lodging facility will accommodate in transit Marines and their families in the northern part of Okinawa during their permanent change of station or temporary assignment of duty.

“We’re totally excited about being the flagship facility,” said Sid Hattangadi, the lodging program manager for Inns of the Corps. “Inns of the Corps is going to set the standards for Camp Hansen and the entire Marine Corps.”

Inns of the Corps features 36 total suites, including 10 ‘extended-stay suites,’ which contain a private bedroom, a living room and a full kitchen.

“The team here is so devoted and dedicated,” said Kellie Powell, the lodging facility manager for Inns of the Corps. “Even the newer staff working here is good at what they do.”

Construction of the lodging facility started in November 2017 and was finished in May 2019. The facility was 100 percent locally funded at a cost of $14.8 million.

Those who attended the ceremony included U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. William J. Bowers, the commanding general for Marine Corps Installations Pacific (MCIPAC), Col. Larry M. Jenkins, the Camp Hansen camp commander, U.S. Army Col. Thomas Verell Jr., the commander of the Japan Engineer District for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Edward Hutsell, the assistant chief of staff of MCIPAC MCCS. All four individuals participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Powell said that she, and all of the staff at Inns of the Corps Camp Hansen, are committed to making the facility home to Marines and their families.

MCCS aims to support Marines and their families by providing quality of life programs, products, and services in support of the Marine Corps objectives.

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