Fort Gordon to receive $49.7 million for barrack repairs

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. Army says it will immediately repair barracks at eight facilities, including two Army installations in Georgia, in the wake of inspection at bases worldwide.

The inspections were done the last week of April and covered nearly 150,000 barracks rooms. They found that 45 repairs needed priority attention, including new heating and cooling equipment, repainting, mold removal and other work.

Fort Gordon is slated to receive $49.7 million while Fort Stewart will get $6.2 million.

The repairs were prompted by a video on YouTube last month which showed paratroopers living in dilapidated barracks at Fort Bragg in North Carolina.

Army Secretary Pete Geren said 248 million dollars in emergency funds has been appropriated to fix problems found during the inspections.

Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1212 Augusta, GA 30903 Main Telephone: (803) 278-1212 Newsroom: (803) 278-3111 Fax: (803) 442-4561
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 18842174 -
Gray Television, Inc.