Complaints of toxic mold at Fort Bragg

Toxic mold is one of several issues facing Fort Bragg. A North Carolina group studying soldier housing says, “the barracks are not a suitable home for the Single Soldier and do not meet the Army standard for quality of life and mission readiness.” Col. Stephen J. Sicinski, the garrison commander, defends the living conditions, and believes “our barracks across the board are better than they have ever been in the history of our armed forces.”

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Fort Bragg has been a pilot program for the First Sergeants Barracks Initiative, a group that gained momentum after a paratrooper’s father posted a video on the internet depicting the poor facilities. The Army has since ordered worldwide inspections of its barracks.

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