Army Wraps $95 Million Project Renovating Moldy Fort Liberty Barracks, Demolishing Others

A degraded bathtub pictured at Smoke Bomb Hill is shown to members of the media during the XVIII Airborne Corps media day on Sept. 8, 2022, at Fort Bragg, N.C.

The Army has finished major renovations and demolition of Fort Liberty, North Carolina’s troubled Smoke Bomb Hill Barracks, which the service deemed unlivable after a slew of complaints from soldiers and media scrutiny. Three barracks buildings were renovated and are set to house soldiers again in early 2024. But a dozen barracks were determined to […]

Supreme Court Accepts GI Bill Case That Could Affect 1.7 Million Veterans

The Supreme Court in Washington

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to hear a case on the handling of Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits by the Department of Veterans Affairs — a proceeding that could provide additional education benefits for roughly 1.7 million veterans. The court announced Monday that it would hear the case, Rudisill v. McDonough, which argues that service […]

Tornado Causes Estimated $3 Million in Damage to Virginia Base

A tornado that hit Fort Story in Virginia Beach on Sunday night caused massive damage and knocked out power for 18 hours.

Joint Expeditionary Base Fort Story sustained an estimated $3 million in damage from Sunday’s tornado in Virginia Beach, Virginia, which ripped the roof off a barracks building, downed approximately 100 trees and left the entire base without power for about 18 hours. “And that list could grow,” said Capt. Michael Witherspoon, the commanding officer. After […]