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8th FW leaders conduct housing review

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Ryan Neimes, 8th Comptroller Squadron financial operations flight commander, takes notes while Senior Airman Allisha Quinn, 8th CPTS permanent change of station section specialist, talks about her dorm at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Feb. 26, 2019. Neimes visited with all CPTS non-commissioned officers and junior airmen to check the quality of the rooms and to see if his personnel had any issues. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards)

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Ryan Neimes, 8th Comptroller Squadron financial operations flight commander, takes notes while Senior Airman Allisha Quinn, 8th CPTS permanent change of station section specialist, talks about her dorm at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Feb. 26, 2019. Neimes visited with all CPTS non-commissioned officers and junior airmen to check the quality of the rooms and to see if his personnel had any issues. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards)

A U.S. Air Force Airman walks to his dorm at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Feb. 26, 2019. The 8th Fighter Wing conducted a 100 percent review of the on-base housing to ensure proper health and wellness standards. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards)

A U.S. Air Force Airman walks to his dorm at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Feb. 26, 2019. The 8th Fighter Wing conducted a 100 percent review of the on-base housing to ensure proper health and wellness standards. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards)

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Ryan Neimes, 8th Comptroller Squadron financial operations flight commander, and Master Sgt. Jawanica Woodard, 8th CPTS financial operations fight chief, inspect the ceiling in a dorm room at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Feb. 26, 2019. Neimes and Woodward completed room inspections to ensure their Airmen had suitable living quarters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards)

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Ryan Neimes, 8th Comptroller Squadron financial operations flight commander, and Master Sgt. Jawanica Woodard, 8th CPTS financial operations fight chief, inspect the ceiling in a dorm room at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Feb. 26, 2019. Neimes and Woodward completed room inspections to ensure their Airmen had suitable living quarters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards)

KUNSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- At the direction of the Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein installation leaders worldwide are conducting a 100 percent review of the safety and health of military family housing before March 1.

Wilson and Goldfein made the decision after Senate Armed Services Committee and media reports claimed that the military’s privatized housing conditions “are not acceptable.”

Leadership from the 8th Fighter Wing performed their reviews on Feb. 25 and 26 by walking through dormitories and housing for Airmen of all ranks.

“I believe this inspection is important to ensure the quality of life for the Airmen and to maintain their wellness,” said 1st Lt. Ryan Neimes, 8th Comptroller Squadron financial operations flight commander. “We want to make sure that we are healthy and able to perform our best duties for the Air Force.”

Upon completion of the inspections, the base will share the findings with Air Force senior leaders to ensure the health and safety of Airmen and their families.