8th FW leaders conduct housing review
By Staff Sgt. Joshua Edwards, 8th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
/ Published February 26, 2019
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.