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Andrea Januta

U.S. military advances sprawling mission to quell housing-safety scandal

Apr 11 2019

WEST POINT, New York One U.S. military base has dubbed it Operation Victory Homefront. It's a mission the world's most powerful military never envisioned.

Senator Blumenthal seeks criminal investigation of shoddy military housing

Mar 07 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. senators demanded accountability for slum-like housing conditions on military bases across the country Thursday, with one calling for a criminal investigation of private landlords granted vast power over tenant housing.

Army calls base housing hazards 'unconscionable,' details steps to protect families

Feb 15 2019

WASHINGTON Deeply troubled by military housing conditions exposed by Reuters reporting, the U.S. Army's top leadership vowed on Friday to renegotiate its housing contracts with private real estate firms, test tens of thousands of homes for toxins and hold its own commanders responsible for protecting Army base residents from dangerous homes.

Special Report: As their landlord profits, soldiers battle unsafe Army homes

Dec 27 2018

FORT BRAGG, North Carolina One set of photographs, posted on Instagram, captures a grand, crimson-colored banquet hall at a 100-acre Irish estate with two 18th Century mansions. The owner has redecorated the residence in gilded mirrors and blue damask wallpaper with the help of a renowned interior designer and is having a personal golf course installed on the verdant grounds.

At U.S. Marine base, families plead for housing help after Florence

Oct 01 2018

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. Two weeks after Hurricane Florence devastated parts of the U.S. Southeast with raging waters and dangerous winds, some military families at the region's largest Marine Corps base say they are still residing in unlivable conditions and awaiting help from the base’s private housing manager.

At U.S. Marine base, families plead for housing help after Florence

Sep 29 2018

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C., Sept 29 Two weeks after Hurricane Florence deluged the U.S. East Coast’s largest Marine Corps base with raging waters and dangerous winds, some military families say they are still residing in unlivable conditions and awaiting help from the base’s private housing manager.

U.S. Army mobilizes against lead hazards at bases around globe

Sep 13 2018

FORT BENNING, Georgia Inside the gates of the U.S. Army's Fort Benning, the din of power tools blared this week. Maintenance workers wearing respirators were busy removing old and potentially toxic paint from homes. Plastic tarps surrounded cordoned-off housing, with signs reading, "CAUTION POISON" and "LEAD HAZARD AREA."

Exclusive: U.S. Army forms plan to test 40,000 homes for lead following Reuters report

Aug 27 2018

NEW YORK The U.S. Army has drafted a plan to test for toxic lead hazards in 40,000 homes on its bases, military documents show, in a sweeping response to a Reuters report that found children at risk of lead poisoning in military housing.

U.S. senators seek review of lead in military housing, citing Reuters

Aug 23 2018

NEW YORK Eight U.S. senators are pushing for a federal review of the military's plans to protect children from exposure to lead, citing a Reuters report on lead poisoning in military housing.

U.S. senators demand answers from Army after Reuters report on lead poisoning

Aug 18 2018

Four U.S. senators on Friday urged the Army to detail the steps it is taking to safeguard children from lead poisoning, citing a Reuters investigation into hazards on military bases. | Video

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