Outdoor Recreation: portal to adventure Published Feb. 20, 2013 By Senior Airman Jaimi Upthegrove 482nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs HOMESTEAD AIR RESERVE BASE, Fla -- Are you the outdoorsy type? Are you wanting to become the outdoorsy type? Are you wondering what you're going to do over the weekend? Homestead Air Reserve Base's 482nd Force Support Squadron Outdoor Recreation office has you covered. From kayak classes and tours to new bicycles and group riding tours, Homestead ARB's Outdoor Recreation office is focused on bringing new, exciting opportunities and changes to the ever-growing community of the base. "We're really focused on giving people the tools to take advantage of the many outdoor experiences South Florida is renowned for," said Mr. Paul Calain, 482nd FSS Outdoor Recreation. "Mostly, we want people to enjoy their recreation time to the fullest and the Outdoor Recreation office can help them do that." Among the several items and adventures offered by Outdoor Recreation, customers can take advantage of tents, paddle boards, kayaks, bicycles, large barbeque grills, and various sporting goods and equipment. "These opportunities get our Airmen out in the community doing things with their families and building relationships within the military community," said Alice Fields, 482nd FSS Services chief. "We're really excited about the future of Outdoor Recreation." According to Calain, Outdoor Recreation strives to introduce its customers to the diversity, values, and benefits of outdoor recreation activities in the area, and customers can expect to see future improvements in the facility to include exciting trips to go along with the new kayaks and bicycles. Given the amount of change, construction, and improvements being made to Homestead ARB, it only makes sense for Outdoor Recreation to try to keep up, and, According to Calain, Outdoor Recreation is working very hard to accommodate the growing needs of the local base community. "We're here to provide our customers with what they need," he said. "If you've got an idea or item for us to consider, let us know, and if you're looking for an idea of what to do this weekend, we'll take care of you." Outdoor Recreation is located in building 164 and their hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call Outdoor Recreation at (786) 415-7092.