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Schriever celebrates Dunkin’ Donuts opening

Wayne Hansen, Army and Air Force Exchange Service general manager, Joe Rogers, Dunkin’ Donuts regional director, George Hart, Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owner, Thea Wasche, 50th Force Support Squadron deputy commander, and Lt. Col. Merrell Mobley, 50 FSS commander, cut a ribbon during the Grand Opening of Schriever’s Dunkin’ Donuts in the Building 210 Atrium at Schriever Air Force Base, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. The opening was a combined effort between 50 FSS, the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, Dunkin’ Donuts franchise representatives, and 50th Civil Engineer Squadron team members. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dennis Rogers)

Wayne Hansen, Army and Air Force Exchange Service general manager, Joe Rogers, Dunkin’ Donuts regional director, George Hart, Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owner, Thea Wasche, 50th Force Support Squadron deputy commander, and Lt. Col. Merrell Mobley, 50 FSS commander, cut a ribbon during the Grand Opening of Schriever’s Dunkin’ Donuts in the Building 210 Atrium at Schriever Air Force Base, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. The opening was a combined effort between 50 FSS, the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, Dunkin’ Donuts franchise representatives, and 50th Civil Engineer Squadron team members. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dennis Rogers)

Lt. Col. Merrell Mobley, 50th Force Support Squadron commander, speaks to attendees during the Grand Opening of Schriever’s first-ever Dunkin’ Donuts in the Building 210 Atrium at Schriever Air Force Base, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. Attendees enjoyed refreshments after the ribbon and cake-cutting. (U.S. Air Force photo/1st Lt. Darren Domingo)

Lt. Col. Merrell Mobley, 50th Force Support Squadron commander, speaks to attendees during the Grand Opening of Schriever’s first-ever Dunkin’ Donuts in the Building 210 Atrium at Schriever Air Force Base, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. Attendees enjoyed refreshments after the ribbon and cake-cutting. (U.S. Air Force photo/1st Lt. Darren Domingo)

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. --

Team Schriever members gathered to witness the grand opening of Schriever’s first Dunkin’ Donuts in the Building 210 Atrium Tuesday.

The 50th Force Support Squadron held the event in conjunction with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service and Dunkin’ Donuts franchise representatives.

“We’re here to celebrate the opening of this Dunkin’ Donuts operation for the base. This is a testimony to AAFES’ continued support to our Airmen, to our service members and families… just another example of how they have helped support and improve the quality of life for our service members and families at home and abroad for the last 120 plus years. They go where we go,” said Lt. Col. Merrell Mobley, 50 FSS commander.

During the ceremony, Mobley used his time to recognize and coin individuals integral to the opening, including Dunkin’ Donuts representatives and 50th Civil Engineer Squadron team members.

“We’re really excited to have (the store) open here. We really hope you guys enjoy the coffee,” said Wayne Hansen, AAFES general manager.

George Hart, Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owner, also spoke during the grand opening.

“I realize that this is a win for the command to get a name brand fast food store into their facility, but what I really want to do is thank you for helping me make a dream come true,” he said.

Hart, a 25-year Army retiree, spent many years on different military installations, but never could find an on-base Dunkin’ Donuts.

“It just drove me batty. I used to say all the time to my friends, when I retire, I’m gonna open a Dunkin’ on every base in the United States - you’re number two,” he laughed.

According to Hart, Schriever strongly supported Dunkin’ Donuts during its initial opening last week.

“It’s been a wonderful move-in; I really appreciate what you guys do for us today. This is our start, and you guys are making it successful for us so thank you very much,” said Hart.

The event concluded with a ribbon cutting and cake for all the attendees.

Dunkin’ Donuts is now open 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday – Friday on Building 210’s first floor. They serve assorted coffees, espressos, donuts, pastries, bagels and a full line of breakfast and lunch options available for purchase. There are four customer service parking spaces available by Building 210; two in the front of the facility and two by the south entrance cross walk.

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