The men and women in the military, and their families, make a lot of sacrifices for our freedom. And now, a new venture might improve their lives. They broke ground on a $140 million project to improve housing for Beaufort's three bases, the Marine Corps Air Station, Parris Island, and the Naval Hospital. They'll replace some 350 homes, build 160 new homes, and renovate more than 1,300. They're getting rid of housing built 50 and 60 years ago.
"They're small, they're maintenance intensive," said Brig. Gen. Joseph McMenamin. "This is a great opportunity to give our Marines and sailors very, very good housing comparable to what they would find out in town and in their hometowns."
It'll improve housing, but also help the economy, pumping some $130 million into the area.