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Marine Installations Commander tours MCLB

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Commanding General of Marine Corps Installations East takes a tour of new state of the art housing at MCLB Albany.  

Major General Carl Jensen took a tour of some of the 110 homes currently under construction at the base. They'll replace the outdated, 1950s homes that are currently available for military personnel and their families to live in.        

"I'm very proud to be a part of this. It's great housing for some awfully great Marines and sailors," Maj. Gen. Jensen said.

MCLB Albany Commanding Officer Colonel C. N. Haliday said, "We can give the Marines and their families state of the art modern housing, sized according to the norms that are in the community, versus the much smaller, older and almost worn out housing that we've had for years."

Not surprisingly, there is a waiting list for the new housing.

Families who live in the units will also have access to a community center and a swimming pool.

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