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Old Barracks Behind Phantom Block (next to Burger King (R) )
22-JAN-2007

Old Barracks Behind Phantom Block (next to Burger King (R) )

Another building that is gone, along with the Burger King and surrounding buildings. This and its sister structure were full of lead and asbestos, with bins outside for weeks while they stripped out the bad stuff. Eerie walking through these barracks, with signs of what was, the lockers still on the walls, stickers, scribbled notes, and other expressions on the walls. Nothing left to explore here but dirt :(

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john j herr 05-Oct-2014 17:26
was wit the 479 mms 1966 till I left for da nang, lived on the first floor almost next to the squadron orderly room. the mwss hall was to the east and the bolling alley was north across the parking lot. good memories. anyone with the 479mms get I touch-J.herr104@tahoo.com
Mike Dunn 10-Feb-2012 17:20

Not sure if that was my actual dorm but looked like that style from when I was there in 70-72.
The only painting I ever did was when I "earned" a little extra duty and had to paint the latrine.
Good times were had by all!
Tommy Smith 30-Jun-2011 02:46
I was stationed at GAFB in 1959-60, and was assigned to the 479th FMS/479th C.A.M.S. maintence docks. Anyone who was also assigned to 479th C.A.M.S. during this time period, please contact me at thomassmith@windstream.net . Please put GAFB in the subject line of the e-mail, so I will know it is not junk mail.
B. Quinones 10-Jan-2011 21:20
I remember this as the CRS Dorms in the Early 80s. We had to do an unannounced inspection of this building, lots of people jumped out of the windows an hid on the ledges.
W.J. Spies 22-Feb-2009 17:59
I was here in the far end building in 1966, '67. Me and my roommates decided to paint our room blue and rusty coral pink, using paint someone had "acquired" from the civil engineers. We got pigments from a Victorville hardware store. At the time all rooms were mint green and white. No on had tried to paint their own room at this time, we were the absolute first.

We modified the door lock so the first sergeant couldn't get in. After about 4 months the he got someone to bust in, and he had a canary. There was nothing on the books saying we couldn't paint our own rooms, so we got away with it. Later the civil engineers came around and painted all the rooms back to mint green and white. This was about the time I shipped out to Thailand.
Don Horneff 14-Jun-2008 00:10
I think I was billeted in one of these two in 69-70. 479th FMS/479th MMS. I remember three stories, cinder block walls. We were allowed to paint our rooms our way, as long as it was tasteful. My room mates and I did ours in two-tone purple, lite main color, 2 dark stripes horizontally all the way around the room. We won best paint!
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