Kunsan DFAC closes its doors for renovations

by Story and photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee
8th Fighter Wing PAO
KUNSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- O’Malley’s Dining Facility is scheduled to close for renovations from Sept. 26 to Nov. 6, 2016. 
The closure will allow for multiple areas of the DFAC to be revamped. 
The entire serving line is going to be replaced. Additionally, civil engineers are scheduled to renovate the bathrooms, dining areas, floors, walls and the kitchen and locker room floors. 
“This is important, so we can better take care of our airmen” said Master Sgt. Peter Maselli, 8th Force Support Squadron food service section chief. “We have a really old facility that needs to be updated, and it will ultimately improve the quality of life for our airmen.”
To help support airmen with the closure, Maselli said midnight meals will be moved from O’Malley’s Dining Facility to the Delta Pad Dining Facility, located near the flightline, from Sunday through Thursday 11 p.m.-1 a.m. He noted anyone getting the midnight meal will have to pay cash, since all base personnel are set to receive basic allowance for subsistence. 
“As a result of the main DFAC being closed, all airmen will be entitled to BAS or BAS II to offset the expenses during the renovation period,” said Staff Sgt. Justin Prince, 8th Comptroller Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of special actions program. 
Airmen living in dorms 1401, 1406, 1418 and 1431 will be receiving BAS II because those buildings do not have kitchen facilities; they will receive $736.58 monthly while O’Malley’s Dining Facility is closed. All other airmen in dorms will receive standard BAS of $368.29 because they do have kitchen facilities. 
Also, for those airmen receiving BAS II, they will be entitled to full-rate Cost of Living Allowance COLA during the closure. 
Prince said pay changes will take place automatically and base personnel can expect to see these adjustments as well as any back pay reflected in their Oct. 15 paycheck. 
Rates for COLA can be obtained at http://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/colaCalc.cfm.
For DFAC out-processing requirements, e-mail the dining facility at AFFSS.DFAC@US.AF.MIL.
For finance questions, contact Staff Sgt. Justin Prince at JUSTIN.PRINCE.2@US.AF.MIL.

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