ANCHORAGE — Spc. Kyle Kimmey has a bedroom on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson equipped with Internet and cable. With one other soldier he shares a kitchen, a dining room table, a washing machine and a dryer. Their water runs both hot and cold.
The linoleum-floored space looks like a cross between a hotel suite and a college dormitory. The 23-year-old soldier from Houston said it’s a step up from the base’s temporary barracks, where he lived for two years, and countless steps above the places he slept while in Afghanistan, where showers ran cold if they ran at all.