MCLB Ground Breaking

Col. Terry Williams breaks ground on the new housing unit

The new Bachelor Enlisted Quarters will have 100 rooms and will replace an old housing unit the Marines demolished yesterday.

Colonel Terry Williams says this is a first for the base because the new building will be the first environmentally friendly housing unit. "This is our first base project that we'll start from the ground up that will qualify as L.E.A.D. GOLD, and what that means for us is energy savings for the new facility.

The Marine Corps expects the housing quarters to be completed in early December next year.