Army Wants A New Troop Barrack At Fort Leonard Wood

The US Army is asking Congress to approve a $2.4 billion proposed budget to improve troops’ living conditions in barracks. That’s according to “The Defense Post” in the nation’s capital.
The move comes after a U.S. government watchdog released a report claiming that some government-provided housing poses serious health and safety risks to soldiers.
Under the proposed funding, a new barracks building would be built at Fort Leonard Wood and at eight other military bases across the country.
If approved, the budget will reportedly mark a 325 percent increase over last year’s funding for barracks construction.
A report by the Government Accountability Office found the poor living conditions in barracks have affected the morale and readiness of many service members.