Team Osan reopens dorm after renovations
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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