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Military Families Say Housing on Bases Has Lead, Mold

Respondents to a Military Family Advisory Network survey — in housing under different management companies — described instances of black mold, lead and even asbestos

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    Military Families Say Housing on Bases Has Lead, Mold, Other Problems
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    Rachael and Calvin Kilpatrick with their four children.

    About 30 percent of military families live on bases, and most family housing on the bases are operated not by the military, but by private contractors like Corvias, NBC News reported

    Alleged problems with housing provided by private companies— including lead poisoning, mold, and poor construction — drew national attention after a Reuters investigation last year.

    A survey conducted by Military Family Advisory Network found that 55 percent of more than 16,000 responses noted a "negative" or "very negative" experience with privatized military housing.

    "We let down some of our residents," John Picerne, Corvias' founder and CEO, testified at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing last month. "I am sorry and we are going to fix it."

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)