Housing changes slated at Cannon Air Force Base

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AP) _ Cannon Air Force Base is demolishing 350 old military homes built in the mid-60s as the military moves toward private housing.

Cannon expects 441 new housing units to be built after 2010 when the southeastern New Mexico base privatizes its housing.

That's according to Tim Farmer, who does capital asset management for Cannon.

He says troops will continue to have the choice of living on or off base.

Farmer says a developer will not only build new homes, but also will repair existing ones.

The base currently offers 881 units, including 350 leased units in Clovis and Portales.