Tillis urges Secretary of the Army to address barracks conditions at Fort Bragg
WASHINGTON DC – This week, U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) sent a letter to Secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth urging her to address barracks conditions at Fort Bragg to ensure our service members have access to adequate and safe housing.
Senator Tillis wrote, “It has come to my attention that many unaccompanied housing facilities in Fort Bragg, North Carolina are experiencing issues due to mold and outdated infrastructure. For example, in October 2020, soldiers from 1st Special Forces Command, part of the Command’s 528th Special Operations Sustainment Brigade, have been temporarily relocated to alternative accommodations following an air quality test that revealed extensive mold damage Recently, a Fort Bragg soldier contacted our office with photographic evidence of mold in his barracks which the Bragg Department of Public Works (DPW) said they would not address.
« Home of 82n/a Airborne and home to nearly 550,000 active duty personnel, Fort Bragg is the largest US military installation by population. As the Army continues to undergo efforts to modernize and improve readiness to prepare for strategic competition with close competitors, Fort Bragg will remain singularly important as a “spearhead” for the Department of Defense. . Therefore, I urge the Department of the Army to continue ongoing efforts to recapitalize barracks across the Army enterprise and immediately remedy barracks conditions. Allowing soldiers to live in moldy and unsafe housing is a danger to the country,” Senator Tillis continued.
Read the full letter here.