• New Construction, Renovations under Way in Ft. Hood’s Residential Neighborhoods

    New Construction, Renovations under Way in Ft. Hood’s Residential Neighborhoods0

    Major renovations and other construction projects are under way in the residential neighborhoods at Fort Hood. Lendlease Public Partnerships, the Army’s housing partner at the central Texas post, has begun constructing 64 new, single-family homes in the North Wainwright neighborhood that are slated to be complete in early fall of 2017. Fort Hood Family Housing has started preparing to convert 136 duplex-style homes in the West Chaffee neighborhood into 68 single-family homes, and perform neighborhood utility infrastructure upgrades …

  • New Elementary School Opens at Ft. Riley0

    The new Seitz Elementary School at Fort Riley, Kan., dedicated last month was funded through the Residential Communities Initiative program, the Army’s family housing privatization effort. Picerne Military Housing, the post’s RCI partner, was the project’s developer; the project’s other partner was Unified District 475 of Geary County Schools. This is the first time the partnership between Picerne and RCI has been used to build a school, which expedited the building process and allowed the school to open sooner …

  • Army Chronicles Housing Privatization Initiative0

    The Army has published a history of its Residential Communities Initiative, the effort to leverage the resources of the private sector to upgrade the service’s dilapidated inventory of family housing. At a Pentagon ceremony last week, the Army launched the book, “Privatizing Military Family Housing: A History of the U.S. Army’s Residential Communities Initiative, 1995-2010,” and honored numerous officials — including past assistant secretaries for installations and environment, as well as leaders and staff from the offices of the Army secretariat, the assistant chief of staff for installation management and Installation Management Command — who played a role in leading the successful privatization initiative …

  • Ft. Detrick Commander Takes Military Leadership Award0

    Col. Judith Robinson’s tenure as Fort Detrick garrison commander has been marked by her tireless efforts to develop, enhance and sustain partnerships not only inside the gates of the post, Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the Glen Haven housing area but in the wider community as well. For her commitment to inclusion, outreach and partnership, ADC has selected Robinson for its Military Leadership Award …