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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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