Officials cut the ribbon Feb. 8 ceremonially opening the newly renovated dormitory 2424 that introduces modern apartment style living for Airmen assigned to the second largest base in the Air Force. Each Airman has their own bath and shower. “I live in one of the older dorms and will be moving into this dorm,” said Airman 1st Class Emanuel Barnett, a personnel administrative specialist, 412th Force Support Squadron. “Currently, I have to share a bathroom with a suite mate and we have a community laundry and kitchen area that are pretty old and need renovating. I’m looking forward to moving in.” In fiscal year 2003, the Air Force established the Dorms-4-Airmen model which allows for three or four Airmen to share a suite with each Airman having a private room and bath with a common living, kitchen and laundry area. “My favorite feature I’m looking forward to having my own bathroom. I don’t have to share with anyone and that gives me an extra sense of privacy,” Barnett said.