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Fort Bragg barracks to get $20.2M facelift

Posted November 25, 2011

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— Five barracks at Fort Bragg are getting a $20.2 million facelift by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The project includes includes demolition, debris removal, painting, new cabinetry, a new roof and new plumbing, electric, heating and air systems. Work started in November and is slated to be completed in October 2012.

"Our renovation of these facilities will provide soldiers with comfortable and efficient rooms," said Charles Grainger, project manager for the Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District.

Four of the barracks being renovated are three-story, brown-brick buildings built during the Vietnam War era.

Engineers said the barracks renovations are part of an ongoing program to repair deterioration that's accumulated over the years and to increase energy efficiency.

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  • donnawakeforest Nov 25, 2011

    Red Rascal why aren't you protesting the financial industry for scams and fees that allow CEOs to live in TRUE luxury on your dime?

  • Ripcord Nov 25, 2011

    "More waste. Why are we paying for a Club Med base"

    Club Med? Have you ever lived in a barracks?

  • donnawakeforest Nov 25, 2011

    And by the way, decent housing is NOT a luxury for someone doing YOUR share of defending YOUR freedom! Consider it as you do any other service fee.

  • sunshine1040 Nov 25, 2011

    It is about time they got around to renovating these building and making them more energy efficient. Our young men and women deserve decent housing at least the same as we give to the folks that are dealing drugs and mugging us. these folks are working and protecting your right to to complain they deserve more then 3 hots and a cot. they get to pay for their own tv and internet service

  • Decorated War Veteran Nov 25, 2011

    Red Rascal, you are all heart!!!
    3 was King
    November 25, 2011 2:50 p.m

    I'm sick and tired of liberals finding ways to waste the tax dollars I earn by working. We're in debt if you haven't noticed. I buy luxuries for myself; why must I be forced to buy luxuries for everyone else as well?

  • 3 was King Nov 25, 2011

    Red Rascal, you are all heart!!!

  • armywife320 Nov 25, 2011

    @RedRascal: I think this is the least Ft. Bragg could do for the men and women who are often deployed to protect our country and our freedom. Just because they are soldiers, do they not deserve to have some of the same luxuries that you and I enjoy on a day to day basis? Why don't you go rough it in the field for a while.

  • Decorated War Veteran Nov 25, 2011

    More waste. Why are we paying for a Club Med base when the men need to get used to roughing it in the field?

  • Quagmire Nov 25, 2011

    cinder block buildings by 82nd div HQ.
    mfarmer

    I think its the red ones down towards SOCOM. I actually lived there in the 70's.

  • mfarmer1 Nov 25, 2011

    I think they are talking about the last remaining cinder block buildings by 82nd div HQ.

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