DEFENSE INFRASTRUCTURE: Most Recruit Training Barracks Have Significant Deficiencies
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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Over the last decade the Department of Defense DOD reports that it has been faced with the major challenge of adequately maintaining its facilities to meet its mission requirements. Over time, facilities have been aging and deteriorating as funds needed to sustain and recapitalize the facilities have fallen short of reported requirements. In response to a requirement in the conference report accompanying the Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2002, GAO reviewed the physical condition of barracks used to house military recruits attending basic training during their first 6 to 12 weeks of military service. The overall objectives were to determine 1 the physical condition of the services training barracks for recruits and 2 whether the services have plans to recapitalize these facilities. In performing the work, GAO visited all ten locations where the military services conduct basic training-five in the Army, three in the Marine Corps, and one each in the Navy and the Air Force.
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