Nasty living conditions for soldiers at Fr Bragg.

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    Apr 28, 2008 4:36 PM GMT
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    Apr 29, 2008 2:31 AM GMT
    They aren't so bad. Apparently no one's been there for awhile and barracks fall into disrepair. When the platoon gets there they have some work to do. I'd say the first order of business is to call the post engineers to fix the plumbing. It isn't that big of a deal. The post engineers will fix the plumbing and the platoon will square the barracks away, scrape up the old pealing paint chips, repaint and have the baracks standing tall in no time.

    Fort Bragg is a great post with a nice location. It's close to Myrtle beach and close to the smokey mountains. When you want to travel cheap you can go over to Pope AFB right out the back Springlake gate and take a space A hop. It's such a great place that people jump out of airplanes to go there.

    When I was in the Army I stayed in wooden barracks that were built during WW2. (when I first enlisted in 1976, not 1942) We had a pot bellied stove to stoke to keep it warm. The latrine had no partitions between shitters, you just squat down next to the other guys. It made it easier to ask for the toilet paper though.

    Barracks got much better by the time I retired.

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    Apr 29, 2008 4:07 PM GMT
    i think ft. bragg isn't so far from me... isn't it near fayetteville?
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    Apr 29, 2008 6:43 PM GMT
    Dad: 'Good things are happening' after Fort Bragg video

    General called father to assure him of Army's support

    A man who posted a video online showing deplorable conditions in his son's barracks at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, said Tuesday that "good things are happening" regarding repairs.

    "I had been in those barracks three times in the last four years," Edward Frawley told CNN's "American Morning." "I saw the condition and chose to ignore it, but two weeks ago I couldn't ... I knew I couldn't walk away from it. Somebody had to do something."

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    Apr 29, 2008 9:31 PM GMT
    Yes Fort Bragg is situated between Fayetteville and Spring Lake, North Carolina.
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    Apr 30, 2008 12:46 AM GMT
    Soldiers Face Neglect, Frustration At Army's Top Medical Facility
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    Suicide Epidemic Among Veterans
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    So Slap another yellow ribbon on your car to make you feel good

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    Apr 30, 2008 12:13 PM GMT
    The media is making a mountain out of a molehill. I have experience with the media and the military and this is blown all out of proportion.
    What I find interesting is how the American people never gave a damn about the "troops" until we engaged in an unpopular war. Because of the lack of funding more troops died under the peacetime administrations of Carter and Clinton while still accomplishing the missions assigned.
    So save your moral outrage. The Army takes care of it's troops just fine. Soldiers are tougher than most other citizens.

    I get my healthcare from the VA and I find the VA outstanding.