Tillis Urges Army Secretary to Address Barrack Conditions on Fort Bragg PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 23 December 2021 10:52

U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) sent a letter to Secretary of the Army, Christine Wormuth, urging her to address the barracks conditions on Fort Bragg to ensure our servicemembers have access to adequate and safe living quarters.

Senator Tillis wrote, “It has come to my attention that many unaccompanied housing installations at Fort Bragg, North Carolina are experiencing issues due to mold and outdated infrastructure. For example, in October 2020 soldiers of the 1st Special Forces Command soldiers, part of the Command’s 528th Special Operations Sustainment Brigade, were temporarily moved into alternate housing following an air quality test that revealed extensive mold damage in their barracks. Recently, a Fort Bragg soldier contacted our office with photo evidence of mold in his barracks that Bragg’s Department of Public Works (DPW) has stated they will not address.”

“Home to the 82nd Airborne and nearly 550,000 active duty servicemembers, Fort Bragg is the largest U.S Army installation by population. As the Army continues to undergo modernization and readiness enhancement efforts to prepare for Strategic Competition with near-peer competitors, Fort Bragg will remain singularly important as the “tip of the spear” for the Department of Defense. Therefore, I urge the Department of the Army to continue the ongoing effort to recapitalize barracks across the Army enterprise and address the conditions of the barracks immediately. Allowing soldiers to live in moldy and unsafe housing is a danger to country,” Senator Tillis continued.

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