Friday, April 21, 2017

TOP STORY >> Crossroads Cafe provides home-style hangout

By Airman 1st Class Codie Collins
19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Crossroads Cafe opens its doors to Airmen, providing a space full of TVs, gaming systems, drinks, snacks, pool tables, foosball, pingpong, band equipment, free Wi-Fi and much more.

Crossroads Cafe, located in building 864, is hosted by the chapel and is open weekdays noon-5 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. on weekends. 

“We have thousands of dollars’ worth of equipment for Airmen to come use and enjoy,” said U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Grace Nichols, a lead volunteer at Crossroads Cafe. “There is an entire room dedicated to video games and we keep our gaming systems and the games that come with them up to date.”

In addition to providing Airmen a fun place to hang out, they provide home-cooked meals. 

“Dinner is provided to Airmen every other Friday of the month,” Nichols said. “Units rotate and provide a meal for the Airmen that attend. We have had roast beef sandwiches, pizza and other really good food.”

Along with their free Friday night dinners, the Crossroads Cafe also holds free monthly events.

“Crossroads Cafe host events, such as free horseback riding, where our volunteers organize and set up fun things for Airmen to enjoy,” Nichols said. “It’s a great environment to come and meet new people and socialize.”

Crossroads Cafe provides a fun, relaxed environment for Airmen.

“Crossroads Cafe is a center ran by Airmen for Airmen E-4 and below,” said U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Sarah Hubert, 19th Airlift Wing chaplain assistant. “It is a place where no matter what your job is or who you are you can come together for fellowship, free food and games.”

For more information on volunteering, call the base chapel at 501-987-6014.

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