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Fort Drum is replacing World War II barracks like the one above with modern dormitory-style barracks below. Photos:  Brian Mann
Fort Drum is replacing World War II barracks like the one above with modern dormitory-style barracks below. Photos: Brian Mann

Fort Bragg barracks scandal triggers inspection at Fort Drum

Fifteen months after the Pentagon faced a scandal over living conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, a new controversy has erupted. Earlier this week, a video surfaced on the YouTube. It showed a squalid barracks at the Fort Bragg Army base in North Carolina. The video was posted by a soldier's father and it sparked a nation-wide review of Army housing conditions. Officials at Fort Drum, near Watertown, say they don't have unsafe barracks like those at Fort Bragg. But as Brian Mann reports, hundreds of soldiers are still living in conditions described as substandard.  Go to full article

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