The U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado reports a 900 square foot modular home is being constructed through the Academy’s Field Engineering and Readiness Laboratory (FERL) by 75 cadets from the Air Force, five from the Navy, and four West Point cadets as part of their hands-on training. “They start these houses from the ground up and by the time the three weeks are over they’ll be completed and the houses will be transported to Gallup, New Mexico,” said Capt. Lindsey Maddox, course director of the program. “They donate the homes to the Southwest Indian Foundation.” The cadets are mentored by 35 active-duty airmen and reservists who also help prepare them to be good officers. MHProNews has learned the first modular house built by FERL in 1998 is still in use.
(Photo credit: USAF/Raymond McCoy—Nicholas Arellano uses a circular saw.)