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Fairchild commander reveals needs of airmen

Lack of housing, improving suicide prevention are big focuses on base


Last updated 10/29/2020 at 11:23am

Col. Cassius T. Bentley

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE – Housing is still full on base, so building more affordable housing would behoove local airmen, Col. Cassius T. Bentley told West Plains Chamber of Commerce members during a new wing commander Zoom event Oct. 21.

"Knowing when these apartment buildings are available and helping to share that knowledge, while making sure the houses are affordable (would help our families)," Bentley said when asked how chamber members can assist the base in regards to housing.

Housing on base is full, and 400 new military families arrived at Fairchild in the last 18 months, most...

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