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Also, we are now learning that the US military plans to inspect family housing complexes throughout Europe in the next month following a Reuters report detailing hazardous and squalid living conditions in privatized military housing in the U.S. These inspections are a result of a series of investigations done by Reuters. The Reuters report found dangerous lead levels and cases of childhood poisoning on several U.S. Army bases and said Army clinics were often failing to report high test result...
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For quite some time, we've heard of the deplorable conditions, the homes are for military families on US bases. So today the U.S. Army’s private landlords committed to providing military families greater say and safer homes, endorsing a military blueprint that aims to reduce hazards in base housing and give tenants a stronger voice when problems arise. Executives from the 7 real estate companies which manage some 87,000 Army housing units at more than 40 bases, pledged a series of reforms fo...
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by on December 27, 2018
About 1/3 of military families, roughly (some 700,000 people), live in rented accommodation on bases. Their living conditions have come into the spotlight since Reuters revealed lead poisoning risks in Army homes, mold and vermin infestations, and in Navy and Marine Corps housing, and sparse protections for tenants. Those reports have prompted Congress and the Department of Defense to order at least three investigations. But despite all of this scrutiny, the finances of privatized milit...
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by on November 20, 2018
Why not? We don't know what diseases they are carrying, and most likely aren't vaccinated. Today the Trump Administration is considering giving U.S. troops on the border with Mexico the authority to carry out medical screening of migrants. But this plan is still in the draft stage and would involve the military in screenings for things like illness and injury only if U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency personnel were overwhelmed and unable to do so on their own. This would expan...
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