Team Osan’s 51st Mission Support Group and 51st Maintenance Group held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate a dormitory renovation project, Sept. 26, 2019, at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. The $4.6 million renovated dorm building 1349 will soon house over 100 A-10C Thunderbolt and F-16 Fighting Falcon maintainers, who will experience an enhanced quality of life. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Greg Nash)
Team Osan’s 51st Mission Support Group and 51st Maintenance Group held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate a dormitory renovation project, Sept. 26, 2019, at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. The $4.6 million renovated dorm building 1349 will soon house over 100 A-10C Thunderbolt and F-16 Fighting Falcon maintainers, who will experience an enhanced quality of life. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Greg Nash)

Team Osan reopens dorm after renovations

by Senior Airman Darien Perez
Osan Air Base

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Team Osan held a ribbon cutting ceremony for a dormitory renovation project Sept. 26, 2019, at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea.

The project on dormitory 1349 began two years ago with a project concept to renovate day rooms, bed rooms, lighting fixtures and install a new HVAC system.

“The freedom of 51 million people starts with a good night’s sleep,” said Lt. Col. Ryan Walinski, 51st Civil Engineer Squadron commander. “Reopening dormitory 1349 after this major renovation is a huge win for Team Osan because it allows us to provide quality living space for our nation’s Airmen to be able to ‘Fight Tonight.’”

The $4.6 million renovated dorm will soon house more than 100 A-10C Thunderbolt II and F-16 Fighting Falcon maintainers, who will experience an enhanced quality of life.

Over the years, due to the lack of repairs and damages caused by weather, the 51st CES faced a decision to either let the building go or renovate it to maintain readiness, keeping Airmen in close proximity to the flightline.

Now the enhanced, cost-effective dorm efforts will give new dorm residents a state of the art living experience.

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