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Barracks of the Future

 
wounded Warrior

Support for the troops comes in the form of inspired interior design by some talented East Carolina University students. The Wounded Warrior barracks – or Bachelor Enlisted Quarters – provide assisted living space that can accommodate the needs of wounded, injured, ill or rehabilitating Marines in the U.S. Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Battalion.  The barracks are designed to make returning Marines feel at home. They offer both private and community living space and amenities such comfortable couches, colorful fabrics and windows to let in natural light. Some plans designed by the students incorporate elements such as custom furniture for wheelchair-users, textured carpeting to assist visually-impaired residents and storage space designed to hold military gear. The space is more inviting than traditional barracks in hopes of promoting the healing process for residents. So well received is the project by the command advisor for the Wounded Warrior Battalion – East that it may be applied to a new facility being built at Camp Lejeune or in future Wounded Warrior projects.