Fort Riley Shows off Barracks

By: 13 News
By: 13 News

A you-tube video showing poor living conditions at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, raises serious questions about military barracks.

13 news visited Fort Riley Monday to see how the local post measures up.

Fort Riley has spent more than $50-million in the past 3 years to renovate and repair barracks on the post.

Soldiers there say the conditions at Fort Bragg are rare, but it's still an issue to be taken seriously.

"What you saw on you-tube is not what you're going to see if you tour the Army, I assure you that," LTC J.P. Silverstein, U.S. Army.

"We're talking about soldiers and where they live and what we ask them to do for our Nation, our Army, so it's absolutely serious," Col Richard Piscal, Garrison Commander, Ft. Riley.

"That is not a way soldiers coming back from iraq should be treated in those conditions," said Spc. Justin Adam, U.S. Army.

Nearly 3,000 new barracks at Fort Riley are currently under construction.


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