After a 14-month construction period which was completed six weeks ahead of schedule, a ceremony held on July 8 celebrated the completion of a new 40 home redevelopment of the Nani Ulupa’u neighborhood on Oahu in the state of Hawaii.

The project was a partnership between Marine Corps Base Hawaii and Hunt Military Communities.

“Today marked another major milestone in our public-private partnership with the United States Department of the Navy to provide high-quality homes for Hawaii-based Marines,” said Brent Arakaki, director of development for Hunt to DVIDS. “We are proud to provide our deserving service members with high quality housing in beautiful, welcoming communities to raise their families in.”

Due to a lack of inventory on the island, field-grade officer housing wait list period can last up to two years.

“A home is the bedrock for any family,” said Sgt. Maj. Williams.

“The redevelopment project plays a critical role in the resiliency and readiness of the Marines and their families, by providing a relaxing, secure and stable environment for your families during everyday living, a deployment, and upon your return,” he said.

Photo by Lance Cpl. Samantha Sanchez