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Panel in NC criticizes state of Ft. Bragg barracks

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FORT BRAGG, N.C. — A North Carolina group studying soldier housing at Fort Bragg says a program to maintain barracks is undermined by inconsistencies and a lack of resources.

The Fayetteville Observer reported Thursday that the group, part of the 2009 Fort Bragg Army Family Action Plan, said the barracks for the 17,000 single soldiers on post are “not a suitable” home. The group says the housing doesn’t meet the Army’s standards for quality of life.

The program to fix and maintain barracks was started at Fort Bragg last year after the father of a paratrooper put a video showing poor barracks conditions on the Internet. The video showed peeling paint and mold, a torn toilet seat and a soldier trying to unplug a floor drain that appeared to be clogged with sewage.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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A North Carolina group studying soldier housing at Fort Bragg says a program to maintain barracks is undermined by inconsistencies and a lack of resources.

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