Minot Air Force Base beefing up housingMinot Air Force Base is using federal stimulus money to increase housing.
MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Minot Air Force Base is using federal stimulus money to increase housing.
The base on Monday was cutting the ribbon for a completed 144-room dormitory and breaking ground for a 168-room dorm. The second new dorm is expected to be ready by September 2011.
A third new dorm also is planned. The three dorms together will cost about $60 million and will provide 480 rooms. The base needs more housing in part because of a large number of airmen coming to the base for a second squadron of B-52s, the 69th Bomb Squadron.