MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. --
When Marines and sailors at Camp Wilson need a place to relax, have some fun and eat something other than Meals, Ready-to-Eat, they head to the Warriors Club.
The Warriors Club is an all ranks club that provides Marines and sailors with fast food, arcade games, wireless Internet, a beer bar and several televisions.
“When Marines come in from the field, they’re dirty and grubby, and all they want is a double cheeseburger, large fries and a large coke,” said Karen Burdett, the manager of the club.
“They come up to the counter to order, and they smell bad from training, but we still take care of them,” she added with a laugh.
Burdett said the club is open from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and it’s busiest during lunch hours. Very often the line for food stretches from one side of the club to the other and snakes around to the patio door.
The outdoor patio offers a smoking area, six tables and a fence that provides a welcomed bit of shade.
“It is a chance to get away from the field and relax,” said Sgt. William Garner, a squad leader for Company E, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment.
Each TV is set to a different channel, and club patrons can have a channel changed simply by asking a staff member, Burdett said.
The Club also has eight pool tables, arcade-style video games and board games to keep Marines entertained.
Some say the beauty of the Warriors Club lies in the environment itself.
“Everyone comes in and relaxes and mingles right next to each other,” Burdett said.
For information on the Club, call 830-5613.