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Qatar Air Base is a hazard for U.S. troops

by SOFREP News Team Mar 2, 2016
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Qatar Air Base is a hazard for U.S. troops

"People of the Deid" page has several posts from residents of the base, where complaints of mold and sanitary problems are prevalent. (Facebook)

“People of the Deid” page has several posts from residents of the base, where complaints of mold and sanitary problems are prevalent. (Facebook)

U.S. military personnel serving at an air base in Qatar appreciate perks like a swimming pool, gym and the chance to help defeat ISIS, but they also face 120-degree temperatures, sandstorms and – worst of all – mattresses covered with black mold and restroom facilities where broken plumbing spews raw sewage.

The issues plaguing the Al Udeid Air Base in Doha, where more than 9,000 service members and civilians live and work to support the fight against terror, have been extensively reported on by Air Force Times. But they were raised once again last week during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the nomination of Brad Carson to serve as undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness.

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