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Posted 9/17/2012

Release no. 12-022

Joseph Bonfiglio

By Joseph Bonfiglio

Honolulu District Public Affairs

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii and contractor NAN Inc. performed a site blessing for the renovation of Quad D at Schofield Barracks Sept. 14. Quad D houses the famous 27th Infantry Regiment - “The Wolfhounds.”

“When this project is complete, our Soldiers are going to have vastly improved quality of life because of the improved facilities they will have,” said 2-27th Wolfhound Infantry Battalion Commander, Lt. Col. Barrett M. Bernard.  “D Quad has been the home of the Wolfhounds since the 1920s, and it will be the home of the Wolfhounds forever. It’s a very proud Regiment, and this means a lot. This renovation means so much to our Veterans.”

According to District Deputy Commander Maj. Sally Hannan, the renovation of Quad D continues the Corps’ strong partnership and commitment to creating quality facilities on time and under budget for the Garrison and Soldiers returning from deployments.

“With this site blessing for Quad D, the Corps of Engineers continues our efforts to build the highest quality facilities for our Soldiers,” Hannan said.

The design-build construction contract was awarded to NAN Inc. in Sep 2011 for $41.5 million.  It was programmed to provide two barracks (Bldg 450 & 451) for 290 personnel. Contract completion date is scheduled for July 2014. NAN has constructed other barracks for the Army Garrison Hawaii, including the New Soldiers Barracks at Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

The renovated unaccompanied enlisted personnel housing will house Soldiers living in two-man suites which will come with a kitchenette and shared bath with:
- 145 units in a One PLUS One configuration consisting of two bedrooms with walk-in closets, one bath, kitchen and dining area and air conditioning.
- Laundry facilities on each floor and boot wash stations at each ground floor entry.
- A half basketball court.
- A motorcycle shelter and bicycle shelter.

With NAN Inc. incorporating high performance and efficiency features throughout the facility, they are pursuing LEED Gold certification. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and it represents a suite of rating systems for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings, homes and neighborhoods.

Participating in the blessing were Soldiers and leaders from the Wolfhounds, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Executive Officer, Col. Jay Hammer, Maj. Hannan and Wilfredo Carreon of NAN Inc.

U.S. Army Chaplain Capt. John Smith led the site blessing and reminded the participants of the importance of spiritual values in conducting their work and invoked Divine Providence to protect all the workers and Soldiers as they proceed.

The Honolulu District is committed to building and managing the construction of high quality projects that improve the quality of life for service members and their families and that provide jobs and money which stimulate the local economy.