Local leaders at Fort Bragg, North Carolina say that for years they weren’t equipped to keep track of barracks rooms long known to be plagued by mold that were condemned earlier this month. The sudden decision to demolish a handful of buildings in the Smoke Bomb Hill area of the base, coming only after the mold situation drew attention from
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Army reservists in units in four states will have free access to child care during weekend drills under a pilot program launching next month. The Army Reserve pilot program comes simultaneously to a similar effort from the National Guard and is intended to help retention after officials heard anecdotally that child care is an issue contributing to people’s decision not
The Army plans to make a radical change next month to how it inspects soldiers’ living quarters after a long history of troops living in moldy barracks. Gen. Edward Daly, head of Army Materiel Command, which oversees installations, told Military.com in an interview Thursday that the service plans to take the inspection process out of the hands of soldiers who
More than a week after routine maintenance went awry and caused officials to shut off water to an Army post in the mountains of central California, troops and families at Fort Hunter Liggett are still without clean drinking water. In a video update posted on the base’s Facebook page Sunday morning, base officials said that after public works officials “identified
More than a thousand soldiers will be stuck in moldy barracks for weeks as officials at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, begin “assessing locations and options” for them after last week’s inspection by Sergeant Major of the Army Michael Grinston found the buildings to be unlivable. Cheryle Rivas, a spokeswoman for the post, said that no soldiers have been moved yet,
A New Jersey National Guardsman who worked in the Department of Labor’s inspector general’s office has been indicted on allegations he defrauded the government, his wife and an insurance company out of more than $260,000, the Justice Department said this week. Thomas Hartley, 48, of Henryville, Pennsylvania, has been charged with 18 counts related to allegations he lied to get
A U.S. Army veteran who falsely claimed PTSD and physical disabilities left him so weak that he couldn’t lift 10 pounds — but who remained a hardcore bodybuilder with the social media posts to prove it — will have to pump iron in federal prison for at least 10 months. Zachary Barton, who moved from Port St. Lucie to Colorado
The family of slain soldier Spc. Vanessa Guillen is seeking $35 million from the Army after a federal appeals court ruled in a separate case that the military isn’t shielded from civil liability in sex crime cases. In a claim against the Army filed Friday, Guillen’s family said she “suffered mental anguish, fear, emotional distress, physical injury and death as
Episode Introduction The PACT Act had a years-long, tumultuous journey to making it into law. It is meant to provide expanded health care for veterans affected by burn pit toxins and other exposures incurred during their service. Veterans and their advocates camped outside of the Capitol for six days waiting for a moment that was years in the making and