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Old Training Barracks (2006?)

Old Training Barracks (2006?)

One of two supposed training barracks next to each other. I wonder if these were alert barracks or something, they were relatively close to the airfield compared to the larger dormitory complex. These were also quite old, more 1950's style buildings than the newer dorms. This structure was demolished in early 2007.

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Stan 20-Jul-2012 17:01
I was stationed at GAFB '78'-'80'. Building, above, was assigned to Transportation Squadron. I was the scoutmaster for Troop 50 and building was used for Scouting, Cub Scouts up stairs and Boy Scout downstairs.
Kenneth Elkins 03-Apr-2012 00:34
I lived in one of the above barracks from 1960 to 1964. We had no air conditioner or swamp cooling, but some units like the 479th had at least a swamp cooler. It was hot, but we were young at the time. It's now considered cruel and unusual punishment to house convicted criminals in such structures. How things have changed....
Jesse Brown 13-Aug-2011 01:18
In 1963 one was a transient barracks where I bunked in the lower bay for a few days while the powers that be (were) figuered out what to do with me. The upper bay was empty if memory serves me correctly.
RT Marks 24-Mar-2009 15:16
Was station George 1961-63. Incoming processing was in an old building just like this.

Also my first barracks at Hq Sq 831st Air Base Gp (changed later to the trenty 831st Combat Support Gp) was an open bay type like this. Later remodeld to quads (2 man rooms, 4 of which shared a latrine). Except for the fighter wings, pretty much all the barracks were built just like this.
W.J. Spies 22-Feb-2009 18:22
I had a staff sergeant friend who lived in one of these two separate barracks, near the flightline. They were left over from WW-II training, but in 1966 - 67 they were reserved as NCO private quarters -- subdivided into individual rooms. I'm sure if there was money enough they'd have been torn down with the rest of similar buildings which were still all over the base in 1966 - 67.
Ed Simmons 14-Jun-2008 04:45
In 1952-53 there were two barracks just like this one assigned to the 94th FIS. They were located near the large hanger at the SouthWestern corner of the base.
Guest 02-Apr-2008 15:28
NCO Leadership School was held in such as these, 1962. Thanks, Great work.
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