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Fort Bragg to get new barracks

Posted June 17, 2010

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— Injured soldiers making the transition back to duty or civilian life will soon have new barracks at Fort Bragg.

B.L. Harbert International of Birmingham, Ala., will build the $32.9 million project to house up to 256 soldiers in the Army’s Warrior Care and Transition Program.

The barracks is tentatively scheduled to open in March 2012.

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  • Worland Jun 17, 2010

    When I came back from Desert Storm, I got the privilege to live in the Italian Prisoner's barracks built back in WWII. Plumbing didn't work, walls were cracked so badly you could see outside, mold was everywhere, and the roof leaked every time it rained. I had it better in a 72-man Barney tent in Saudi.

  • lyteoflife Jun 17, 2010

    ok.....dontlike...have you seen the current barracks? Some are not fit for a rat. Yes, most of our base is deployed...therefore get to work now so the barracks will be ready when they get back...2012 might seem long away but it will be here before you know it.

  • vaderscustoms Jun 17, 2010

    IN response to the first comment - You can't be serious? You may not agree with what is going on but these young men and women deserve the best. That means when they get back it needs to be waiting for them.

    Other than that building it now will employ a couple hundred people.

  • DontLikeTheSocialistObama Jun 17, 2010

    Seeing that most of the 82nd Airborne is in Iraq and AFghanistan, do they really need to build this building at this time.

    They have a lot of empty barracks with almost everybody being out of the country.