Spirit Chapel fosters fun, connection at Stealth Lounge
By Staff Sgt. Kayla White, 509th Bomb Wing Public Affairs
/ Published October 05, 2018
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Airmen of Whiteman Air Force Base and their dependents once again have another option for free, family-friendly fun.
The Spirit Chapel team unveiled the newly renovated Stealth Lounge here at a grand opening party on Sept. 21, 2018.
The alcohol-free lounge offers an array of amenities, including a coffee bar, popcorn machine, virtual-reality stations, 4D multi-channel TVs, WiFi access, as well as a number of games such as shuffle board, billiards, ping-pong, darts, arcade and lawn games.
Visitors also have access to a quiet meditation room with massage chairs and a fully-stocked kitchen.
“It’s important that the people on base have a space that allows to connect and develop meaningful relationships,” said Capt. Graham W. Baily, a chaplain assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing. “It provides an organic sense of community that can be harder to find off base.”
Graham explained how the four pillars of Comprehensive Airman Fitness: physical, spiritual, mental, and social health and well-being contribute to mission readiness as well as the base culture.
“We are holistic people,” he said. “When our Airmen have that balance in their lives, they become better, stronger versions of themselves. Our mission is to help them connect and create meaningful bonds so they can better participate on base and take part in the mission.”
The lounge is open from 5-9 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays.
A free dinner is offered on Thursday and Saturday nights, and the Spirit Chapel team also plans to host other social events during the year, such as a Super Bowl party.
The Stealth lounge is located in building 528, with the Honor Guard and Inspector General office and across the street from the Ozark Inn Dining Facility.
For questions, contact the Whiteman Chapel staff at 660-687-3652.