Seabees get new digs with opening of barracks on base
Seabees who stay on base at the Naval Construction Battalion Center will have new digs starting today when an 88-room building is opened this morning.
Construction on the barracks began more than three years ago when an $18.9 million contract was awarded for the design and construction of the building.
The multi-story building is replacing current barracks and will provide students an upgrade in living facilities.
“This new construction fulfills a critical facility for habitable living accommodations for our Sailors attending Expeditionary Combat Skills School. The new barracks replaces an outdated infrastructure and provides a relief from a public works standpoint through a modern facility that requires less trouble calls for repairs,” said Lt. Cmdr. Majellen Changcoco, NCBC’s public works officer.
The building consists of 88 rooms that are semi-private sleeping room, two walk-in closets, a small service area including microwave and refrigerator fridge, one lavatory, private toilet room and private shower stall with a dressing area.
Each room is designed to be shared by two Seabees. Occupants also will have in-building access to laundry facilities, vending, multipurpose recreation rooms, and housekeeping on each floor.