Army Inspecting Bad Barrack Conditions

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Army officials say they are inspecting every barracks building worldwide after finding bad conditions at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Brigadier General Dennis Rogers is responsible for maintaining barracks throughout the Army. He told reporters at the Pentagon most inspections were done last weekend, and he hasn't seen the final results. But he says in cases where extensive repairs are necessary, soldiers will be moved until the fixes are completed.

Rogers acknowledged the conditions at Fort Bragg that were shot on home video by the father of a soldier just back from Afghanistan. There was mold inside the barracks, peeling paint and a bathroom drain was plugged with sewage.

Rogers says, "we let our soldiers down."

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  • by Retired 1SG Location: C/S on Apr 30, 2008 at 09:37 AM
    BG Rogers has courage, he openly admitted that the system failed these soldiers. There is a chain of command at every unit; has the Commander, Executive Officer or First Sergeant been reprimanded? What about the Battalion/Brigade Chain of Command; aren't they responsible for the health, welfare and training of all soldiers under their command? When returning from a deployment, often the single soldiers that live in the barracks get overlooked by all. Those that live in "on post housing" and those that live off base go home, leaving the single soldier no other option but to go to a barracks room and make the best of it. We owe all of our men and women in uniform a place they can call home that meets the basic needs they have earned and are entitled to. This incident shows the lack of ownership and leadership at all levels. Let's get it right and show the troops that we really do care about their quality of life. What a let down for these warriors to have to endure!
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