• Wright-Patterson AFB Weighs Options for Future of Historic Homes0

    Officials at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base outside of Dayton, Ohio, held two public forums this week to gather input on the future of 89 historic brick homes that are among the Air Force’s last remaining government-owned housing. The homes in the Brick Quarters Housing District were built from 1934-1937 and are eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. Wright-Patt needs 30 homes for “key and essential” personnel — senior military and civilian leaders required to live on base. The installation’s portfolio of privatized housing does not meet the needs of key and essential personnel as those residences are not large enough or are located too far away from work locations …

  • Marine Corps Housing Expansion Troubles Local Leaders0

    Local businesses and leaders in eastern North Carolina expressed strong reservations last week about efforts under way to construct on-base housing at Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station New River. Officials drafted plans in 2010 to add almost 1,000 homes to address a long waiting list for on-base housing, but the drawdown in forces overseas means the Marine Corps will be shrinking the number of personnel assigned to the installations. The waiting list already has dropped from 1,400 to 153 families …