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Old 10-02-2018, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Newport Beach, California
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This is obviously a very emotional subject for the Marines and their families. Based on the responses (some are unnecessary in my humble opinion), I can clearly see the situation is stressful for some people. My heart goes out to the families.

This being said, in my humble opinion, blaming one person (however convenient it might be) does not seem reasonable or fair.

First of all, Most of Camp Lejeune’s housing is run by Atlantic Marine Corps Communities, or AMCC, a partnership between Australia-based LendLease Group , Boston-based WinnCompanies and the U.S. Navy. All the homes profiled in this story are managed by AMCC.

When the residence was"unable to get ahold of anybody" and was told , "‘I don’t know what to tell you, go find a shelter.’” You know there is something seriously wrong going on.

I am not suggesting privatization of base housing is a bad thing. When things are running smoothly there is no problem. However, in events like this the true nature of privatization comes out.

Profit is not a bad thing, do not get me wrong. Profit is what drive invention and efficiency. However, Privatization should provide better more efficient goods and service. The problem is in enforcement. Somebody are not doing a good job obviously.

The government in my opinion should intervene and make these private companies do what is expected of them or revoke their contracts. Corpsman take care of the Marines and we should take care of their families.

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Old 10-05-2018, 05:51 PM
 
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This is obviously a very emotional subject for the Marines and their families. Based on the responses (some are unnecessary in my humble opinion), I can clearly see the situation is stressful for some people. My heart goes out to the families.

This being said, in my humble opinion, blaming one person (however convenient it might be) does not seem reasonable or fair.

First of all, Most of Camp Lejeune’s housing is run by Atlantic Marine Corps Communities, or AMCC, a partnership between Australia-based LendLease Group , Boston-based WinnCompanies and the U.S. Navy. All the homes profiled in this story are managed by AMCC.

When the residence was"unable to get ahold of anybody" and was told , "‘I don’t know what to tell you, go find a shelter.’” You know there is something seriously wrong going on.

I am not suggesting privatization of base housing is a bad thing. When things are running smoothly there is no problem. However, in events like this the true nature of privatization comes out.

Profit is not a bad thing, do not get me wrong. Profit is what drive invention and efficiency. However, Privatization should provide better more efficient goods and service. The problem is in enforcement. Somebody are not doing a good job obviously.

The government in my opinion should intervene and make these private companies do what is expected of them or revoke their contracts. Corpsman take care of the Marines and we should take care of their families.
Yes it's a third party but the base Commander needed to step in and he hasn't or didn't ,they are suppose to work in conjunction together,they have not.I agree with your last sentence ,it was the point on my post!
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Old 10-18-2018, 02:42 PM
 
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Just an update the schools in Onslow county are still not back, It's been 7 weeks.
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Old 10-25-2018, 11:54 AM
 
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This is terrible! My dad retired in 1975 from the US Airforce and i always assumed the military was responsible for maintance and repairs of base housing, regardless of service branch. people can't live like this, not even civilians, yet we got plenty of money to through at forgein countries as aid to our so called allies, but we can't fix base housing?
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Old 10-25-2018, 12:46 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

"Home of Expeditionary Forces in Readiness"


https://www.lejeune.marines.mil/

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MCIEAST Command Update
Col. Scott Baldwin, Deputy Commander of Marine Corps Installations East, and Sgt. Maj. Charles Metzger, MCIEAST Sergeant Major, give a command update on Hurricane Michael at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Oct. 10, 2018. Hurricane Michael is forecast to be a tropical storm when it impacts Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station New River with periods of strong winds and heavy rains. (U.S. Marine Corps Video by Lance Cpl. Antonio Garcia)

Latest Announcements

Military Personnel Notice: Update regarding reimbursement claims for Hurricane Florence

The Marine Corps has just received confirmation of our authority to reimburse service members, civil service employees, and dependents who departed the area prior to, and as a result of, Hurricane Florence for the period from Sept. 15 to the date of their return or Sept. 23, whichever occurred first.

We are refining the details and processes associated with these reimbursements in order to make claim submission as efficient as possible for all those eligible. We anticipate starting claims processing on or shortly after Monday, Oct. 22. Please contact your unit's administrative section for details. MCCS (NAF) employees are advised to contact their HR representatives for details.

Upcoming Event: Post-Storm Information Session for base, air station residents

Atlantic Marine Corps Communities is hosting another Post-Storm Information Session for residents of Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station New River at the Knox Landing Community Center on Oct. 22 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Representatives will be available to speak with you from:

AMCC
Military Housing Office
FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
Legal/Claims
American Red Cross
Distribution Management Office
Camp Lejeune
New River School Liaison
Camp Lejeune Dependents Schools

The next session will take place on Oct. 31 at MCAS New River Community Center from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Public Notice: Update on restoration operations in housing areas on the base, air station

In an effort to keep our residents up to date on the recovery effort within our housing areas, Marine Corps Installations East is providing the following information.

Lincoln Military Housing provides homes to 560 residents aboard MCB Camp Lejeune. There was no significant damage reported, and Lincoln is working to restore the minor damage (lost siding, fences down, etc.) at this time. No residents are currently living in temporary housing and none have requested to be moved.

There are 6,182 homes served by Atlantic Marine Corps Communities at MCB Camp Lejeune, MCAS New River and MCAS Cherry Point. Of those, 4,644 homes are at Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River. Power was out to the majority of the neighborhoods until 21 September, which impacted the ability to access damage. Since that time, house-to-house assessments have begun in earnest, with the following level of damage revealed to the overall North Carolina inventory as of close of business on October 4, 2018:

70% of the North Carolina inventory has had some level of damage

Nearly every home has been visually assessed, using the following numerical scale:

Category 0 = No Damage – occupied home
Category 1 = Exterior Damage only (ex. fence, soffit, siding missing) – occupied home
Category 2 = Home with imminent ceiling collapse or water damage. Potential or on-going microbial growth
Category 3 = Major Damage - unsafe or extent of repairs require relocation of the resident

Based on assessments, the following has been reported for the NC inventory:

More than 150 homes in Category 3
More than 1,200 homes in Category 2
More than 4,000 maintenance service orders from residents have been responded to following the storm to date

Recovery status:

Visual assessment of all neighborhoods exterior only (major damage noted): 100% complete
Interior assessment of all homes: 99% complete
Relocation of residents: 70% complete
Major Tree Removal from homes: 100% complete (limb removal 65% complete)
Tarp: Estimate complete Monday all neighborhoods, of reported/discovered issues to date (7+ forklifts applying)
Interior Dry In/Environmental Testing: 10% complete
Demolition/Repair: Less than 2% complete with easiest to repair being addressed first
Landscape Debris Removal: 65% complete

AMCC has partnered with environmental testing firms, including industrial hygiene certified consultants for the repair and recovery process. The timeline to complete home repairs is driven by the extent of damage and category of the assessment of each home. With 70% of homes affected, repairs will take several weeks to many months to complete.

AMCC is working with families affected to relocate to other homes aboard the installation. Many residents are being housed in temporary accommodations, and AMCC is allowing families to break their lease should residents desire. The Military Housing Office is working with families to provide information regarding local rentals for those who have requested assistance.

Please be assured that both MCIEAST and our housing partners are working hard to restore our communities. It takes everyone's involvement, and we are thankful to those who continue to do what they can to aid in this monumental effort.

(Read more announcements on Facebook) https://www.facebook.com/camp.lejeune
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Old Today, 07:12 PM
 
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Poncho, thanks!


Onslow County schools (off base) will be back in class tomorrow 10/29/2018

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