Jan 31 2019

ABC11 is hearing from one soldier who claims living on Fort Bragg isn't quite home sweet home.

"Things were not cleaned properly. It smelled of cat urine on the walls," the soldier said.

She wanted to keep her identity hidden because she is active duty. The soldier and mom of two claims that Corvias, the private military housing company, isn't doing its part when it comes to maintenance.

"We had damage where our ceiling was starting to cave in from a leak and we had three people come out and said 'we'll get a contractor, we'll get a contractor' and nothing was ever done," the mom told ABC11.

...The concerns have reached Washington where the Senate is preparing to grill the Department of Defense and its private housing contractors.

ABC11 reached out to Sen. Thom Tillis, R-NC, who provided this response from his office:

"As Chair of the Personnel Subcommittee, Senator Tillis has heard very troubling stories from servicemembers and families from across North Carolina's military installations about safety hazards in their homes. We should be doing all that we can to ensure that no Soldier, Airman, Sailor, Marine or their families have to worry about the safety of their homes while already volunteering to defend our freedoms. Senator Tillis plans to conduct rigorous oversight regarding these issues throughout the course of the upcoming year and throughout the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act process."

The hearing is expected to take place during the next few weeks.

Read the article here.