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Groups working to build homes for Native American veterans

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Building and donating homes to Native American veterans is what the South Carolina Air National Guard, U.S. Navy and Southwest Indian Foundation are all about this summer.

The 169th Civil Engineer Squadron are working with SWIF and the U.S. Navy’s Mobile Construction Battalion 22 for two weeks to help get conventionally framed homes built for the Native American veterans in the surrounding area. The unit has been in town since July 8 and will be here until July 21.

There are about 40 airmen deployed working on what they call their Innovative Readiness Training. They will be doing all phases of the home construction from framing, siding, roofing, drywall, electrical and plumbing.

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