Returning to civilian life after combat operations abroad can be problematic. To facilitate the transition from theater to home, we have designed a model “decompression chamber”.
Helping soldiers return from combat
Decompression centers are intended to help military forces returning from war zones make a smooth transition to family life. Our teams have designed well-equipped, welcoming facilities, providing food and laundry services, Internet access, television, cinema , meeting rooms and wellness centers. A brief stopover of a few days is enough to rebuild group cohesiveness and prepare for the change of pace.
Bloodhound Camp Episkopi Garrison in Cyprus accommodates British soldiers in groups of 250 on their way back from combat duty. They make a stopover at the camp for 36 hours before joining their families in the United Kingdom. A 12-hour turnaround laundry service is available to provide the troops with clean clothes and uniforms. At the request of the British armed forces, we renovated the former training camp in less than a month and transformed it into a welcoming place with excellent facilities. For best results, Sodexo teams work under the direct supervision of the commanding officer.