BY Airman 1st Class Mercedes Taylor
19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
Wally’s Java, located in the Walter’s Community Support Center on base, is now part of the Essential Meal Card program. Similar to other base eateries, Airmen with meal card access use their common access card for food purchases.
Since the Air Force Services Agency has recently approved Wally’s menu, meal-card holders are now able to get a variety of foods at no cost with their military ID.
“Now that they accept the meal card, I go to Wally’s all of the time,” said Senior Airman Colton Carrier, 19th Communications Squadron client systems technician.
Meal card holders are able to get all of the items on the Wally’s menu which includes coffee, teas, breakfast pastries, sandwiches and fruit cups.
“Wally’s Java has become another food facility for the Airmen to enjoy,” said Jerry Edwards, 19th Force Support Squadron food and beverages manager. “It allows Airmen who go into the community center the opportunity to get a nutritional meal or snack at no cost to them.”
In addition to hosting the coffee shop, the Walter’s Community Support Center also houses the base library, the Youth Center and the Airman & Family Readiness Center. Coffee drinkers can get their caffeine fix while enjoying the facilities and the free Wi-Fi.
The new service allows Airmen the convenience of using the facilities during their lunch breaks.
“What it all comes down to is taking care of the Airmen,” Edwards said. “Wally’s is essentially helping take care of the Airmen.”
Wally’s Java is open Monday through Friday, from 6:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.