- Published: Saturday, 02 February 2013 07:52
- Written by Tom Scanlan
Editors note: This article was written in January 2013 by Tom Scanlan, LtCol, USAF (ret) and is used by permission.
This is my fourth trip to Naval Air Station Key West, where we always stay in the Sigsbee RV park.
Previous visit was 7 March - 6 April, 2010. As I did once before, I asked the Campground Director for an interview, introducing myself as a member of the US Military Campgrounds and RV Parks website, and explaining that I would like to discuss the current status of the park.
On 11 January I sat down in the office of Mr. Willie Innes, NASKW Business Activity Manager for the RV Parks and the Sunset Lounge, along with the Campground Social Director Cindy Painter. Both were new to their positions since I last visited in 2010. We had a very productive meeting for almost an hour and a half, and covered a wide range of topics to the why's and why not's regarding some the regulations as well as future plans.
If you're a return visitor, you'll notice the check-in office is now in the ITT/Ticket/Fitness Center building. The former check-in building was a temporary structure, built some 20 years ago as a Child Development Center for the station, awaiting a new permanent building. The RV Check-in office was established in that building, which is now closed as is at the end of its programmed use, and will soon be demolished. Surprised that the RV Park office could be squeezed into a very small space in the ITT building, formerly a small dayroom, Willie explained that back in the days of doing all the check-in and assignment, rotation, and accounting without a new computing system necessitated a lot more space, people and effort.