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New home construction to improve life for Cherry Point-based families Lance Cpl. Cory D. Polom

Construction crews work hard to get the new homes built and able to be moved into by Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point families in the Nugent Cove housing area. The construction has seen the demolition of more than 80 Nugent Cove Legacy homes in order to construct more than 190 single homes and two story townhouses.

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. - Atlantic Marine Corps Communities houses more than 350 families in the Nugent Cove housing area aboard Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, and over the last few years it has been working to improve the lives for Marines and their families with the construction of 197 new homes.

The new residences range from three and four bedroom, single and two story reconfigurable handicap accessible homes. In addition, new features include solar hot water tanks, fenced in backyards and spacious living and storage areas.

“Our goal is to provide a better quality of life for military service members and their families,” said Dixie Lanier-Johnson, director of marketing for AMCC. “We do what we can to make this air station a better place for families to live.”

These new homes will better the lives of not only the Marines and sailors but their families as well, said Col. Philip J. Zimmerman, MCAS Cherry Point’s commanding officer.

“We can’t just build a home for a service member who is fit for duty,” he said. “Some families need a home that has wheelchair access, and there is always a chance that a Marine’s healthy one day, then the next, comes home from a deployment and is in need of a wheelchair.”

Another substantial upgrade to the homes is their permanence.
“These are built to withstand the heavy winds of hurricanes,” said Zimmerman. “The contractors and AMCC have put a lot of thought into making these homes safe.”

All of the homes are estimated to be completed by spring of next year, said Lanier-Johnson.


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This work, New home construction to improve life for Cherry Point-based families, by LCpl Cory D. Polom, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:03.01.2012

Date Posted:03.16.2012 09:00

Location:MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, NC, USGlobe

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