The US Army, facing criticism over substandard housing, is requesting a $2.4 billion budget increase to construct new barracks and improve living conditions for soldiers, as reported last Wednesday, March 13.

So Long, Substandard Barracks

Living in a cramped space with questionable plumbing might sound like a rite of passage for college students, but for many US soldiers, it’s been the unfortunate reality of their on-base housing.

But fear not troops! A major upgrade might be on the horizon.

Buckle up because Uncle Sam is finally reaching for the checkbook in a big way.