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Senator Dianne Feinstein calls for housing review at Vandenberg AFB, other bases

Posted at 9:30 PM, Jan 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-25 22:05:56-05

Senator Dianne Feinstein is calling on military officials to provide documents on private housing contracts, including at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Feinstein says this comes in response to a recent Reuters investigation.

According to the investigation, some service members and their families have been dealing with rodent and insect infestations, water leaks, mold, and construction issues at bases across the country, including in California.

A press release from Feinstein’s office mentions Vandenberg Air Force Base, Camp Pendleton, and Naval Base San Diego.

“Recent public reports have indicated that the private contractors charged with ensuring that our service members and their families have safe housing are failing to do so in some instances,” said Senator Feinstein. “The Reuters articles describe military officials unable or unwilling to intervene on behalf of our service members, and private contractors who either blamed service members for the poor state of their housing or otherwise failed to remedy serious health and safety hazards.”

KSBY reached out to Vandenberg Air Force Base but has not received a response at this time.