Marine Corps instructs troops to make repairs to barracks after watchdog report reveals poor living conditions

Marine Corps instructs troops to make repairs to barracks after watchdog report reveals poor living conditions


The Marine Corps recently instructed troops to make minor repairs to their own barracks, following reports of poor living conditions at military housing facilities, Task & Purpose reported.

A new video circulating on social media revealed that Marines at Camp Pendleton, California, are being encouraged to put in “self-help requests” to make small repairs in their barracks, including drywall repairs, lightbulb replacement, mold mitigation, and repainting.

“Camp Pendleton hosts a robust barracks maintenance program, providing Marines tools and materials necessary to fix minor room discrepancies quickly and easily,” the video stated.

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“Step one: A Marine identifies an issue in their barracks room and notifies the barracks manager or area facility manager,” it continued. “Step two: The barracks manager or AFM then orders the tools or materials necessary

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