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Langer leads at Dominion Energy Charity Classic


Bernhard Langer, 67-63 – 130 (-14)
Charles Schwab Cup Standings – Start: 1st / Projected: 1st

• Tied the competitive course record with a 9-under-par 63 set in the final round by Kevin Sutherland in 2016 and matched earlier today by Vijay Singh.
• His 9-under-par 63 was his low round on Tour this year, surpassing a trio of 64s, the most recent coming in the opening round at the PURE Insurance Championship, an event he would go on to win.
• So far in 2017, 55 of his 63 rounds have been under par, with 48 of those in the 60s.
• In his PGA TOUR Champions career, has led or shared the lead 35 times heading into the final round and has won 21 of those, including the last two at the Senior Open Championship and the PURE Insurance Championship.
• Owns the lowest final-round scoring average on Tour at 67.89.
• The winner of the last three Charles Schwab Cups, he has five wins and 10 top-three finishes in 19 starts this year. With $3,012,359 in winnings, it is his third $3 million season on PGA TOUR Champions. He set the single-season record in 2014 ($3,074,189), and he’ll break that record with an eighth-place finish or better.
• Should he win, it would be his sixth victory in 2017, the most in a season by a PGA TOUR Champions player since Larry Nelson won six in 2000.
• Leads all players in greens in regulation at 91.67% (33 of 36), is second in putting average and T2 in driving accuracy (25 of 28).
• The Dominion Energy Charity Classic is one of just 10 tournaments on this year’s 26-tournament schedule that he has not won.
Vijay Singh, 70-63 – 133 (-11)
Charles Schwab Cup Standings – Start: 10th / Projected: 10th

• His course record-tying 9-under-par 63 (Kevin Sutherland/2016) included 10 birdies with the only bogey coming on No. 3. His 63 was later matched by Bernhard Langer.
• Making his first start in this event after playing just six events in 2016.
• Last week, he finished T2 at the SAS Championship, his fifth top-10 of the season in nine starts.
• Has birdied seven of the eight par-5s on this course and leads all players with 15 birdies.
• Teamed with Carlos Franco earlier this year to win the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf.
• The World Golf Hall of Famer finished second to Bernhard Langer in May at the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship.
• Owns more than 50 wins worldwide, including 34 on the PGA TOUR.
Joe Durant, 67-67 – 134 (-10)
Charles Schwab Cup Standings – Start: 15th / Projected: 11th

• He has six top-10s this season, with his best showing a T3 at the American Family Insurance Championship.
• Last year, he had playoff finishes of T6, T10 and T15 and finished fifth in the final Schwab Cup standings. He carded rounds of 71-70-67 to finish T10 at the Dominion Energy Charity Classic.
• Has made just one bogey through his first 36 holes (No. 2 on Saturday).
Michael Allen, 71-64 – 135 (-9)
Charles Schwab Cup Standings – Start: 46th / Projected: 43rd

• Rebounded from a 1-under-par 71 with a bogey-free 8-under-par 64, one shy of the course record.
• The 64 was his best round since a final-round 7-under-par 63 at the 2016 Shaw Charity Classic.
• Needed just 25 putts on Saturday, including 11 one-putts. Had just 29 on Friday and is currently second in putts per round at 27.0.
• Finished T13 here a year ago.
• First and only top-10 finish did not come until last month when he was T9 at the JAPAN AIRLINES Championship.

Second-Round Lead Notes

• One year ago, Tom Byrum and Scott McCarron held the 36-hole lead at 10-under-par 134, two strokes better than Bernhard Langer.
• So far in 2017, 14 of 23 second-round leader/co-leader have gone on to win the event, including the previous two events.
• This is the largest second-round lead since Jerry Kelly led by three strokes at the Boeing Classic.
Schwab Cup Projections

After this week, the top 54 players in the Schwab Cup standings will advance to the PowerShares QQQ Championship. Last year, when the first playoff event was the PowerShares QQQ Championship, two players moved into the top-54 and advanced to the second weekend of the playoffs. Lee Janzen finished T25 and moved from 56th to 54th, while Scott Parel finished T10 and moved from 62nd to 53rd.

Other Notes

• Bernhard Langer and Vijay Singh have been paired just twice this year and it came at the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship where they played the final two rounds together. Langer shot a 70 on Saturday and a 68 on Sunday, while Singh shot a 67 on Saturday and 70 on Sunday. Langer won the event by one stroke, the first of three major championships this year.
• David Toms now has a streak of 78 consecutive holes without a bogey. The PGA TOUR Champions record is 98 by Morris Hatalsky in 2003.
• There was a big swing in the overall course scoring average on Saturday. After the competitors averaged 71.132 on Friday, the average dropped to 69.433 on Saturday with near-perfect playing conditions.
• Defending champion Scott McCarron is T25 after a 4-under-par 68. He is projected to remain No. 2 in the Schwab Cup standings.
• Kenny Perry bounced back from his even-par 72 on Friday with a 5-under-par 67 and is now T17. He is projected to remain No. 3 in the standings.
• Best finish of the day was turned in by Miguel Angel Jimenez. He finished eagle-birdie-eagle which helped him offset five bogeys in his round of 3-under-par 69.
• Kevin Sutherland shot a second consecutive 2-under 70 and is T25. He is projected to remain No. 4 in the standings.
• Colin Montgomerie, winner of two of the last four tournaments, moved up 15 places in the standings on Saturday from T27 to T12 after shooting a 5-under-par 67. He is projected to move to No. 6 in the standings.
• Jerry Kelly withdrew after four holes due to a back injury. He was fifth in the Schwab Cup race at the start of the week.

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Get off beaten path for South Beach’s best

Maimi — Celebrated for its glitz and glamour, Art Deco architecture and palm trees swaying near the turquoise Atlantic, Miami Beach’s South Beach neighborhood draws swarms of visitors. A melting pot of cultures — Latin American, Caribbean, European — shapes its vibrant dining scene. One can find pretty much everything, including strong and sugary Cuban cafecitos, Peruvian ceviche, fire-grilled pizza and chilled stone crab claws. The trick is finding places where the food exceeds the hype.

Escape the carnivalesque mayhem of Ocean Drive ($45 mojitos, anyone?) and head to the quieter neighborhood referred to by locals as South of Fifth, a.k.a. SoFi. This narrowing triangle of streets, from Fifth to the end of the island at South Pointe Park, is fast becoming the sophisticated place to visit and dine.

• They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and visitors on lower Collins Avenue will find breakfast nirvana when they step inside the cotton-candy-colored building that’s home to Big Pink. (305-532-4700,, 157 Collins Ave.) The retro diner-style interior boasts long rows of connected red tables, oversize TVs on the walls and a menu so ginormous you’ll need both hands to hold it. Eggs are served every imaginable way: in burritos, omelets (5 eggs!), and fried, scrambled and poached with sides of steak, corned beef hash, polenta fries, and the usual ham, bacon and sausage. Seven elaborate eggs Benedict skillets include the over-the-top “Maryland Crab Cake Benny” and “Fried Chicken and Waffle Benny.” A full-service bar offers fresh fruit mojitos, Bloody Marys, and specialty cocktails. If you sleep till noon, no worries. Breakfast is available all day long.

• Shuffle in from the Third Street beach to Lolo’s Surf Cantina, a casual spot serving authentic Mexican cuisine in the lower level of the Marriott Stanton South Beach hotel (; 305-735-6973; 161 Ocean Drive). Mexican-born chef Richard Ampudia named his spot after his grandmother and, indeed, the dishes have a homey quality, as if you had stumbled upon a shack on the Pacific Coast of ol’ Mexico. Roasted bone marrow chalupas, rib-eye tacos and whole snapper guajillo are standouts, as is an order — or two or three — of the grilled corn with cotija cheese, chili powder and lime. Grab a stool at the bar, or dine at simple wood tables, to enjoy chilled cervezas or salt-rimmed margaritas and crispy chips accompanied by avocado and roasted jalape?o guacamole or a smoky pumpkin seed dip. Signature cocktails include the Oaxaca (mescal, watermelon, lime and salty water) and the Sour Coyote (reposado tequila, lemon, passion fruit, chili and egg whites). After lunch at Lolo’s, a siesta is a necessity.

• Fourteen years is a long time for a restaurant to survive in any city, and in Miami — a town where places open and close with the frequency of rising and falling tides — it’s an eternity. And yet La Locanda, an upscale trattoria open since 2003, has thrived in this neighborhood (; 305-538-6277; 419 Washington Ave.). Loyal fans, both locals and in-the-know tourists, come for its authentic Italian menu of brick-oven-baked pizzas, homemade pastas and warm hospitality straight from a Marcello Mastroianni film. Pizza La Locanda is a reliable choice, topped with mozzarella, arugula, shaved Parmesan, cherry tomatoes (no red sauce!) and Parma ham. House-made pasta favorites include black-ink pasta tossed with shrimp in a light, spicy tomato sauce, and silky tagliolini with porcini mushrooms. Secondi courses include veal chops and scaloppine, chicken and fish. No meal is complete without creamy panna cotta, accompanied by a glass of limoncello.

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Tabletop Market Focuses On Mixed Materials, New Marketing …

On the second day of the New York Tabletop Market, October 18, vendors focused on new ways to add interest to tabletop segments, incorporating mixed materials, new finishes and new ways to add an entertaining lifestyle element to familiar SKUs, particularly those that might be multi-functional.

Fiskars Corporation’s Waterford brand debuted Short Stories, a mixed material line incorporating black marble into crystal barware and lighting. Nambé also showcased marble, adding its first SKUs in the material, in cheese boards for its Braid and Cabo designs.

Designed to add interest to bridal registry, Fiskars featured a program allowing the consumer to mix and match dinnerware, glassware and flatware to match his or her personal style, a concept that is set to roll out at Dillard’s, and eyed by other potential retail partners at the tabletop market.

From a business perspective, vendors at the market were focused on making the e-commerce channel more relevant, with glassware suppliers in particular such as Libbey, Arc International and Luigi Bormioli focused on developing web-specific experience-based marketing video content and and drop ship programs. Many were zeroed in on creating private label and exclusive programs, such as Arc and Qualia Glass, which opened a new showroom at Forty One Madison in part to take advantage of the opportunity to get its concepts in front of retail buyers.

TTU expanded on its best-selling Mason branded franchise, including storage items in frosted white and gray, as well as bringing the brand into various segments, such as dinnerware, textiles, cutlery, and wire organization. The farmhouse look continues to trend, and TTU focused on countertop storage canisters in the style as well. The farmhouse look was also part of Meyer Corporation’s introductions under its Paula Deen license, and it debuted Speckle, a white and blue speckled stoneware pattern with an enamel look with cobalt blue interiors.

Canvas Home opened a new showroom this market as part of a company redirect to dining and the table, debuting tableware with a handcrafted element. The company’s newest collection, Pinch, was developed with UK designer Linda Bloomfield, and it is both hand formed and hand glazed.

The home bar also continued to be key at the market, and Artland debuted bar carts and trays as a way for retailers to incorporate a bar-related furniture element to complement their glassware assortments. On the glassware front, Luigi Bormioli expanded its Mixology assortment to include textured barware looks.

In flatware, styles with a black matte finish have been top of mind with bridal consumers and of interest to retailers at the show, said vendors such as Hampton Forge and Gourmet Settings.

For more on the New York Tabletop Market, see NOUVEAU in the October 9, 2017, issue of HOMEWORLD BUSINESS®.

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University Club Plantation’s Veranda View

It’s been just over a year since we last visited University Club Plantation’s Veranda View development. But in that short time the development has sold about half of its 68 lots. Apparently, plenty of folks are looking for ways to get into University Club.

“It’s done really well and it’s been well-received,” said Heather Kirkpatrick, the KDK Capital Region Realty agent marketing Veranda View. The Scott Bardwell development has homes that start at $425,000, and seven building plans are available.

Kirkpatrick said buyers appreciate the guarantee of a quality home from Bardwell Construction, but at the same time having the flexibility to alter plans to suit their own tastes.

Veranda View, located just past the golf course driving range off University Club Drive, also has the benefit of design services from Kenneth Brown, a Baton Rouge native who was named one of the top 100 designers in the country by House Beautiful and Western Interiors. Brown has offices in Baton Rouge and Los Angeles and has been featured in his own television shows on Fine Living, TLC and HGTV.

“He helps us in every single home,” Kirkpatrick said. “He works with the homeowners.” A home bought in Veranda View comes also comes with a club membership, excluding golf.

The homes in Veranda View are designed with edge-loading or alley-loading garages, both of which allow the front elevations to be charming and clutter-free. Every home has at least some green space, and all homes must follow University Club restrictions. Currently, about 25 families live in Veranda View.

Lots for the edge-loading homes are 60 x 145 feet, and lots with the alleys in back are 42 x 145 feet. The edge-loading homes have back yards, while the alley-loading homes do not.

The home at 3140 Veranda View Ave. – the development’s new model home – has 12-foot ceilings, engineered oak flooring, 3cm Carrara marble slabs in the kitchen and bathrooms, stainless steel KitchenAid appliance packages and extras like Bevolo gas lamps.

The entry area has engineered oak flooring that stretches into the living room to the left. The living room fireplace has a subway tile surround to match the backsplashes in the kitchen. Coved crown molding is a nice touch. Next in line in this tall, deep home is the dining area, which has a cased opening into the kitchen.

The kitchen has a stainless five-burner KitchenAid cooktop with a stove below. The center island is topped by a beautiful oak slab, and counters have black quartz slabs. Custom cabinetry is painted. An interior courtyard across from the kitchen will have an outdoor kitchen and a 7-foot privacy fence.

Heading further inside, the master suite is located across the hall from a guest suite. Double doors lead into the tile master bath, which has 3cm marble counters on dual vanities separated by a tall linen closet. A 6-foot soaker tub is below a glass window, not far from a walk-in shower. The master closet at the far end of the bath has a built-in dresser.

The laundry and a mud room are near the home’s rear exit to the alley-loading two-car garage. A big window is at the middle landing of the custom staircase to the second floor, where two bedrooms are separated by a full bath. The sitting room at the top landing has an exit to a tile veranda.

If you’d like to see Veranda View for yourself, the KDK Capital Region Realty team will keep the model home open today 10/22/17 from 2-4 p.m.

About this Home


3140 Veranda View Ave.

Lot size:

42 x 145 feet

Living area:

2,736 square feet







Marketing agent:

Heather Kirkpatrick,

KDK Capital Region Realty

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Wally Kennedy: Mac and cheese goes gourmet at MacCheesy

Even when it’s not your plan, it’s exciting to see a well-executed plan come together — especially when it involves macaroni and cheese.

Sherif Magd, the creator of MacCheesy, a new gourmet mac and cheese restaurant that opened last week, is on to something that could change the comfort food market in Joplin. This stuff warms your soul. It’s that good.

MacCheesy, 116 N. Range Line Road, is located directly west of Northpark Mall in the Bayberry Square Shopping Center. I visited the place on Wednesday. I placed my order at the counter after looking over about 17 “classic’’ choices. As examples, you could order lobster mac for $14.99, taco mac for $8.99 or the traditional mac for $6.99. Or you can build your own mac and cheese from a list of ingredients. It is served in cast-iron skillets. You can get a regular or large version.

I ordered a cheeseburger mac because the young woman behind the counter recommended it. It was $7.99 for the regular size. The large version, which feeds two to three people, costs $13.99. It comes with flame-grilled burger, American and cheddar cheese, and shoestring potatoes and pickles on top. The regular skillet looks small, but it is piled high with ingredients. There was easily enough food to feed two people. The neat thing about the use of cast-iron skillets is that they keep the mac and cheese steaming hot for a long time.   

Magd insisted that I sample the chicken, bacon and ranch mac, and the taco mac. I thought he was preparing a bite-sized sample. These were full-blown versions to go. So I sampled them and took the leftovers to the newsroom, where they vanished to favorable reviews. After trying three of the classics, I would have to put the chicken, bacon and ranch mac at the top of the list.

I think this place could really make its mark this fall with its take-and-bake selections and delivery for football season. This is made-to-order for that. You certainly would be the hit of the party. To order something to go, call 417-691-8256.

MacCheesy is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The restaurant is closed on Sundays.

Sad but true

When I heard that Cupcakes by Liz is closing on Saturday, it made me sad. This was a fun place to visit and get a cupcake that was nothing short of sinful.

Liz Easton, the owner, told me she is folding her apron. The shop, at 2310 S. Main St., will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. She is selling everything in the store, including some antiques.

“I want to take some time to enjoy my kids and my family,” she said. 

Good for her.

A new tenant will soon take over the stylish storefront. No word yet on what is coming.

The reworking of Main Street, she said, had no impact on her decision to retire.

“We were worried at first, but it has had no impact. The workers took good care of us,” she said. “It needs to be done.”

There was a time when Cupcakes by Liz and Dude’s Daylight Donuts were the only functioning businesses to return to South Main Street after the tornado. It took a lot of courage for Easton to start over from scratch. She reopened her shop a year after the tornado. The reopening was featured in an NBC News segment about Joplin’s recovery. She was interviewed by Chelsea Clinton.

“She came back to visit two more times,” Easton said. “She liked the gluten-free stuff. She was lovely.”

Clinton first visited Joplin on assignment with NBC in April 2012, talking to the students, staff and vendors who were preparing for the high school’s prom. It was there that she met Easton, who had donated 1,500 cupcakes for the event.

“So many people told us: ‘Liz rebuilding really tells us we can rebuild too,’” Clinton said. “We knew we wanted to be here (for the bakery’s reopening).”

At the time, Easton said she hoped her story would send a deeper message about the city’s ability to rebuild.

“It does take a village,” she said. “I believe that, and I believe the experience here in Joplin, holistically and symbolically with Cupcakes by Liz, embodies that.”

Well said.

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Interiors: How to curate a scene

Nicole Gray


The creative duo behind interiors emporium Rockett St George on clever ways to design beautiful rooms with personality

By keeping the walls dark and understated and covering them with quirky accessories and striking artwork, this home has continuity without neglecting personality. For similar statement artwork, try King and McGaw (


Your home should be a reflection of you. Think about what makes you happy, how you live your life, your colour choices and what you like to wear. This will help you pinpoint your unique style 

Lucy has created a casual seating area in her kitchen diner. The cowhide rug and sheepskins create a warm and comforting vibe, while the foliage provides a sense of connection to the garden

A ‘style spot’ is a focal point that grabs the eye. Try grouping furniture, artwork or lighting to create impact. It will also help divide a larger room into sections. This kitchen is brimming with unusual utensils alongside quirky signs. For a similar vintage sign, try Etsy (

Jane’s glass-fronted cabinet is overflowing with items she has collected over the years. They range from shells gathered on the beach in Mozambique to a penguin made by her daughter Eden. Try Rory Dobner ( for similar eccentric pieces

CANDLE HOLDERs, £30 each, Sisters Guild,

HAND ORNAMENT, £15, Rockett St George,

CANDLE HOLDERs, £30 each, Sisters Guild, HAND ORNAMENT, £15, Rockett St George,

NAPOLEON CANDLE, £110, Selfridges,

DISPLAY LIGHT, around £257 (not including contents), Smallable,

NAPOLEON CANDLE, £110, Selfridges, DISPLAY LIGHT, around £257 (not including contents), Smallable,

DO NOT DISTURB SIGN, £8.95, Dotcomgiftshop,

ANDY WARHOL PRINT, £150, Oliver Bonas,

DO NOT DISTURB SIGN, £8.95, Dotcomgiftshop, ANDY WARHOL PRINT, £150, Oliver Bonas,

This kitchen fuses painted brick walls with sleek white worktops. The industrial-style cast-iron bar stools are softened by tanned leather. The effect is warm yet minimal. For similar bare-bulb pendant lights, try Heal’s (


Combining textures and materials adds depth to your space and makes for a more interesting environment

Vintage pieces such as the Saarinen Tulip table and Eames dining chairs (just seen) add classic chic, while the faux zebra head brings a sense of playfulness. Rockett St George sells similar wall-mounted faux taxidermy

Shelves, table tops and mantelpieces are the perfect places to have ‘style spots.’ Opt for pieces that offer a range of textures and sizes. A large circular mirror completes the look and reflects light into the space

Using soft linen sheets in natural shades and industrial details (including metal stars and lamps) gives this bedroom a serene feel, both functional and beautiful. For similar decorative stars try Not on the High Street (

Monochrome with touches of gold and boasting sleek, clean lines, Jane’s bathroom is elegant and simple. For similar tiles, try Topps Tiles (

CHEST OF DRAWERS, £499, Swoon Editions,

LEATHER BAR STOOL, £255,  Out There Interiors, outthereinteriors. com.

CHEST OF DRAWERS, £499, Swoon Editions, LEATHER BAR STOOL, £255, Out There Interiors, outthereinteriors. com.

LIGHT, £29, Ikea,

BASKETS, £165 for two, both Out There Interiors, outthereinteriors. com.

LIGHT, £29, Ikea, BASKETS, £165 for two, Out There Interiors, outthereinteriors. com.

CUSHION, £45, Heal¿s,

CUSHION, £45, Heal¿s,

CUSHIONS, £45 each, Heal’s,

The architecture of this light-filled apartment is instantly identifiable as Parisian. Try Tom Dixon for a similar pendant light (


Travel is one of the most inspirational activities there is. It allows your mind time to wander and let creativity in. Choose your favourite parts of different cultures and translate them into your interiors

Hotels and restaurants employ some of the most cutting-edge designers on the planet. The Artist Residence Hotels, found across the UK, are a great place to get inspired. Interiors are mixed with modern art and vintage furniture. This striking artwork is by Charlie Anderson (

This sitting room is packed with unusual tribal-inspired touches. The sofa overflows with textures and patterns. Statement pieces include the tribesman artwork and a giant beni ourain rug. For similar, try Beldi Rugs (

SOFA, £2,399, Monologue,

FRAMED PRINT, £58, French Connection,

POUFFE, £365, Out There Interiors,

FRAMED PRINT, £58, French Connection, POUFFE, £365, Out There Interiors,

BIRDS CUSHION, £135, Kit Miles,


BIRDS CUSHION, £135, Kit Miles, CHEVRON CUSHION, £65, Heal’s,

White walls and floors white can be the perfect backdrop for statement mirrors and colourful soft furnishings. For bold artwork, try Surface View ( For a similar velvet chair, try Loaf (


Choosing materials for surfaces can be a minefield as there is much to consider and mistakes can be expensive. Take into account the direction your room faces, as light from the north is completely different to light from the south

This kitchen is a mixture of textures and patterns – a wood-clad extractor hood, black metro wall tiles, vintage tin tiles on the end of the counter and a stunning encaustic tile floor – that work together to create a unique look. For a similar petrol blue paint shade, try Dulux Teal Tension (

An exposed brick wall brings an industrial feel to a space. If you want the effect but don’t have the means, try Graham Brown ( for a brick-effect wallpaper

PRINT, £50, Anthony Burrill,

RUG, £11,625 , Knots Rugs,

MIRROR, £235, Oka,

PRINT, £50, Anthony Burrill, RUG, £11,625 , Knots Rugs, MIRROR, £235, Oka,

BLUE TILE, £7.68, Bert  May,

BLACK AND WHITE TILE, £2.99, Fired Earth,

BLUE TILE, £7.68, Bert May, BLACK AND WHITE TILE, £2.99, Fired Earth,

This is an edited extract from Extraordinary Interiors by Jane Rockett and Lucy St George, published by Ryland Peters Small, price £19.99. 

 To order a copy for £15.99 (a 20 per cent discount) until 5 November, visit or call 0844 571 0640; PP is free on orders over £15. Offer valid until 5 November.  

Shopping panels compiled by Charlotte Page

Words Jane Rockett and Lucy St George




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DVIDS – News – Services deploys with field kitchen for Hurricane …

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Photo By Staff Sgt. Joshua Horton | Airmen from the 123rd Airlift Wing load a Disaster Relief Mobile Kitchen Trailer onto a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 11, 2017, to be transported to San Juan, Puerto Rico. Seven Airmen from the wing’s 123rd Services Flight will employ the trailer to serve up to 4,000 hot meals per day to hurricane relief forces. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Lt. Col. Katrina Bramlett)
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Seven Airmen from the Kentucky Air Guard’s 123rd Services Flight arrived in Puerto Rico Sept. 11 to assist with hurricane relief efforts by cooking meals for Soldiers from the Puerto Rico National Guard.

The Kentucky Air Guardsmen, joined by eight Airmen from the Tennessee Air Guard’s 134th Refueling Wing, deployed with a Disaster Relief Mobile Kitchen Trailer, which gives them the ability to serve up to 4,000 hot meals per day, said Master Sgt. Aaron Foote, base services specialist and unit deployment manager for the 123rd Force Support Squadron.

“There are 17 of those trailers across the country, and we have one of them,” Foote said. “We also took two pallets of additional accessories. These guys are doing something really phenomenal down there.”

The Airmen will be serving Unitized Group Rations, a meal designed to maximize the use of commercial items and to simplify the process of providing high-quality food service in a field environment. All the components for a complete 50-person meal are included in the UGR.

According to Lt. Col. Kevin Krauss, commander of the 123rd Force Support Squadron, the deployment marks the first mass deployment of the DRMKT as a proof-of-concept for the National Guard Bureau.

“The mobilization went extremely smoothly,” Krauss said. “Everybody jumped in to help. They came in on weekends and holidays to get it done.

“The relationships we’ve built over training and during exercises with the units who are close to us bore fruit. We were able to pick up the phone and call some other units and they lent the additional manpower. That’s pretty awesome to see.”

Krauss noted that the Airmen face some challenges in Puerto Rico, which is struggling to recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria, but their performance has been exceptional.

“They’re down there without power, not exactly certain where they’re going to sleep,” Krauss said. “But they’ve been very professional, which is not a surprise. It’s been awesome to watch.”


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