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Military Budget Constraints Mean Base Facilities Deteriorating

Military Times reports that “facilities on military installations are deteriorating at an ever-increasing rate, a visible result of ongoing budget constraints, service installation officials told lawmakers Wednesday.”  

“‘Our facilities are degrading and our maintenance backlog is increasing,’ said Erin Kern, director of the Navy’s Shore Readiness Division, at a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee’s military construction panel. ‘We understand this backlog must eventually be addressed, but we think we can’t afford to do so at this time.'”  

“The Army ‘is at a critical point in installation readiness,’ said Lt. Gen. David Halverson, commanding general of that service’s Installation Management Command.”

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