The secretary of the Army says the poor condition of Korean War-era barracks at Fort Bragg are unacceptable.
Army Secretary Pete Geren says improvements are coming, but some
of the problems can't be fixed overnight.
Geren met with soldiers and toured the 82nd Airborne Division
barracks at Fort Bragg on Wednesday. Geren said soldiers deserve
living conditions "equal to his service."
Last week, the father of a paratrooper posted a video online
showing mold inside the barracks, peeling interior paint and a
bathroom drain plugged with sewage. Some of those problems since
have been repaired.
Army officials have said they are inspecting every barracks
building worldwide to see whether plumbing and other problems
revealed at Fort Bragg are widespread.