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Staff Sgt. John Vohs, left, holds his 8-week-old daughter, Vannessa, as his other daughter, Alisha, 3, and wife, Brenda, tour a bedroom in their new home on Dec. 13.
Staff Sgt. John Vohs, left, holds his 8-week-old daughter, Vannessa, as his other daughter, Alisha, 3, and wife, Brenda, tour a bedroom in their new home on Dec. 13. (Sean Kimmons / S&S)
Staff Sgt. John Vohs, left, holds his 8-week-old daughter, Vannessa, as his other daughter, Alisha, 3, and wife, Brenda, tour a bedroom in their new home on Dec. 13.
Staff Sgt. John Vohs, left, holds his 8-week-old daughter, Vannessa, as his other daughter, Alisha, 3, and wife, Brenda, tour a bedroom in their new home on Dec. 13. (Sean Kimmons / S&S)
An airman walks past a three-bedroom home that was recently opened as part of the $209 million Liberty Housing Village project on RAF Lakenheath.
An airman walks past a three-bedroom home that was recently opened as part of the $209 million Liberty Housing Village project on RAF Lakenheath. (Sean Kimmons / S&S)
An excavator demolishes an old home as part of the ongoing five-year Liberty Housing Village project.
An excavator demolishes an old home as part of the ongoing five-year Liberty Housing Village project. (Sean Kimmons / S&S)

RAF LAKENHEATH — Base officials held a ribbon cutting Wednesday for the first homes to open in the five-year Liberty Housing Village project.

The family of Staff Sgt. John Vohs, a 48th Civil Engineering Squadron airman, received the first of the 89 homes recently made available.

“I think it’s beautiful. We’re very impressed,” Vohs said as he toured the three-bedroom home.

The $209 million, five-phase project will include more than 600 housing units, including two-, three- and four-bedroom homes set in a traditional neighborhood with parks and walking paths.

The homes will feature garages, improved soundproofing and energy efficiency and more space than their predecessors, according to a 48th Fighter Wing news release.

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