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Hot Spot provides safe haven, relaxation for Andersen

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  • By Senior Airman Shane Dunaway
  • 36th Wing Public Affairs
For those looking to relax after a long day or looking for a place to take a break during the day, the amenities available at Andersen's HotSpot provide a pick-me-up for those needing a boost in morale.

The HotSpot offers wireless internet capabilities, more than a half-dozen workstations with internet access and nearly a dozen gaming stations featuring state-of-the-art video game consoles. Interested customers can participate in a variety of game tournaments throughout the week.

"The HotSpot is a very nice facility to hang out and relax," said Airman 1st Class Patrick Hare, 36th Security Forces Squadron patrolman. "Andersen is my first duty assignment and I was very surprised to find the HotSpot on base. I use the HotSpot as a relaxation tool and stress reliever."

The HotSpot staff sells refreshments such as canned and bottled beverages, candy bars, pizza and other snack food.

"We're pretty much a break-even operation," said Tech. Sgt. Dwayne Dyer, 36th Force Support Squadron military manager who works in the HotSpot. "All the money we bring in from our snack items we use to buy new video games, controllers, pool sticks [and other items]. The money is generated right back into the HotSpot."

Other services the HotSpot provides within the facility include a movie screening room, a small fitness area and a conference room.

The HotSpot also hosts bi-monthly movie nights at Arc Light Memorial Park with free popcorn and beverages available for purchase.

The Hot Spot is open daily to all military and civilians over the age of 18. The hours of operation are 10 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

According to Sergeant Dyer, more than 900 customers per week take advantage of the services offered at the HotSpot.

"The HotSpot is awesome because it's a centralized location for gaming, movies and multimedia resources for Airmen," Airman Hare said. "The HotSpot has far exceeded my expectations with what the facility offers. The HotSpot definitely meets this Airman's needs."

For more information on the HotSpot and its amenities, call 366-2339.