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    How an Infantryman Coder Is Combating Mold in the Barracks with Tech

    How an Infantryman Coder Is Combating Mold in the Barracks with Tech

    As senior leaders wrestle with ongoing mold and other quality-of-life issues that junior enlisted troops face, one of those junior soldiers — an infantryman coder — is trying to help the understand the scope of the problem at Fort Stewart, , using tech.

    Spc. Salem Ezz, an infantryman assigned to 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, built a series of sensors from scratch that can track humidity in barracks and report conditions for mold in real time.

    The tools, which are in the early stages of development, may be able to help commanders track the scope of mold issues at Army facilities, something several have told .com is a major challenge.

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    After Military.com published a series of stories detailing mold issues at Fort Stewart and Fort Bragg, North Carolina, the Army launched a service-wide inspection of all of its buildings. That review wrapped up two weeks ago, with results set to be briefed to senior leaders at the end of the month, according to an official with direct knowledge of the inspection.

    Army planners are still searching for solutions to fix the moldy barracks problem, drawing on a $1 billion budget per year for remediation that they say isn't enough.

    Army Secretary Christine Wormuth has increasingly raised concerns that the Army cannot afford to maintain its…

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