On September 6, the Air Force Commandos at Cannon Air Force base officially received their new Design-Build dormitory construction. Col. Tony Bauernfeind, 27th Special Operations Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Paul Henderson, 27 SOW command chief, cut the ribbon at the newly constructed $12.4 million facility.
The completion of the dormitory construction is a welcome sight for residents considering the increasing number of Airmen assigned to Cannon AFB. The Design-Build concept boasts 96 individual rooms, each with its own private bathroom. Each unit is composed of four rooms and is equipped with new furniture and a full kitchen with a refrigerator, an oven and a microwave. Each unit has its own washer and dryer. Common areas in each dorm serve as multi-purpose meeting areas for residents. The dorms also provide a private personal storage space for each resident.
“This is the first of three key dorms that will help ease overcrowding and put our Airmen in top-quality living conditions, ultimately allowing them to enhance our mission by enabling precise, reliable, flexible and responsive specialized air power for our Joint Service teammates,” Bauernfeind said.
Read more about the project here.