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05/30/03

New Homes Dedicated For Local Seabees

With the ceremonial snip of the ribbon officials unveiled new housing for Navy Seabees on the base in a dedication ceremony Thursday afternoon.

The new homes are a continuation of the Pine Wood base housing.

Many Seabees and their families were on two and three year waiting lists, and believe these homes are greatly needed.

"We just didn't have enough housing for the military community and we were lucky enough to get the project," housing director Kay Beason said.

Jim and Gina Featherstone are thankful for that luck. They are the first family to move into one of the new homes. They were living in Orange Grove with their four daughters, so the commute will not be missed.

"The convenience is really the biggest thing. With the family and me being deploying and stuff like that, being on base and having security for her it sets my mind at ease while I'm overseas so, that's really the biggest advantage of being in base housing, other than being in a new house and we got to do everything first," Navy Seabee Jim Featherstone said.

With all of the many duties our military men and women face, some say quality of living is sometimes forgotten. These new homes will hopefully boost spirit and morale- perhaps adding more to that "Can Do" motto.

This new project features two, three, and four bedroom homes.

By Karla Redditte

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