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Andersen has the hottest spot on Guam

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- The 36th Force Support Squadron Hot Spot gives service members, Department of Defense civilians and their family members a positive, entertaining environment which also hosts social gatherings to boost morale.

The Hot Spot is a community center that focuses on maintaining and increasing morale for various people on base and is open daily from 1-8 p.m.

"We offer numerous activities to patrons to include cable television, movies, computers, Wi-Fi, board games, video games and special events" said Tech. Sgt. Glenn Garcia, 36th FSS Hot Spot community activities director. "You name it, we've got it."

Some upcoming events include a billiards tournament next month and a USO Hand Shake Tour scheduled for March. The Hot Spot also host activities around base, such as a free outdoor movie night that is hosted semi-monthly.

"We have people who come in regularly to use the Internet, console game systems, computers, the gym and pingpong tables," said Senior Airman Shasta Ward, 36th FSS fitness specialist. "The base would wither without the Hot Spot, mainly because people use it so often. People, like deployers and dorm dwellers, use it for breaks and lunch, it makes them happy."

The Hot Spot offers activities for all ages they host weekly gaming tournaments, a gym, a play area for infants and toddlers and a monthly flea market.

"I believe that the Hot Spot is a great place to relax and meet new people," said Airman 1st Class Paola Ledesma-Seijo, 36th Communications Squadron Knowledge Operations Flight base records manager. "After working all day, it's a good stress relief to have the gym attached to the Hot Spot. I can meet up with friends and have a great workout too."

The Hot Spot has a room which is separated to decrease the noise for patrons to speak privately with loved ones. There are three Defense Switched Network phones and customers are allotted 15 minutes for each morale call.

"Many service members often deploy to Andersen," Garcia said. "The Hot Spot can help them ease into their new environment by providing network access, DSN phones to contact their family and friends back home and a happy healthy environment."

For more information about the Hot Spot or to schedule events, call 366-2339.