Yokota plans competitions between dormitories
YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — Single airmen living in Yokota’s dormitories now have more to do on base, and it doesn’t involve work.
The 374th Services Division has developed Dorm STORM, a series of competitions held over 12-week “seasons” in which teams of residents from each dormitory compete against each other.
STORM stands for Single Troop Opportunities for Recreation and Morale.
Some of the competitions in the program include dodge ball, scavenger hunts, paintball, ultimate Frisbee and three-on-three basketball. Also planned are some more friendly events, such as a Halloween party and a potluck dinner.
“This is a great program for airmen to get together and socialize as dorm residents and as team members,” said Col. Paul Montgomery, vice commander of the 374th Airlift Wing.
Players can win prizes for themselves and their dorm.
Dorms that have the highest percentage of participation at the end of each season can win a $1,000 dorm party or dorm improvements.
Teams must be composed of residents of the same dorm. Double points can be earned for a dorm if the unit commander, first sergeant or unit chief participates on its team.
Airmen also have the chance to be entered into drawings to win individual prizes. The value of prizes is based on the number of events an airman attends. An airman who has attended two events by the end of the season, for example, is entered to win a prize worth $250 to $350. An airman who has attended 10 or more events could win $1,000 cash.
Punch cards track participation and calculate what level of prize the holder is eligible to win.
Airmen also can receive Dorm STORM T-shirts or hats based on their amount of participation.
The first event is a six-person dodge ball tournament scheduled for Thursday.
For more information about Dorm STORM or to register a team to compete, e-mail Lisa Stevens, 374th Services Division marketing director, at email@example.com.