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Don't close door on military families who need housing


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 30, 2012

~~<p>In general, the privatized redevelopment of military housing subdivisions in Hawaii and elsewhere has been successful, more efficiently improving the living quarters for members of the services and their families. This month's episode involving the potential removal of a family from the Radford Terrace Navy community illuminates the gaps in that public-private relationship that must be bridged before similar circumstances arise elsewhere, as they almost certainly will.</p>
<p>Chad Carter, 36, is a sonar technician aboard the destroyer USS Chung-Hoon. The husband and father of three recently barricaded himself in his home and threatened suicide, prompting a 12-hour standoff with police. He was admitted to the Tripler Army Medical Center psychiatric ward after that and, according to his wife, will be in a civilian post-traumatic stress center for at least four weeks.</p>
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In general, the privatized redevelopment of military housing subdivisions in Hawaii and elsewhere has been successful, more efficiently improving the living quarters for members of the services and their families. This month's episode involving the potential removal of a family from the Radford Terrace Navy community illuminates the gaps in that public-private relationship that must be bridged before similar circumstances arise elsewhere, as they almost certainly will.

Chad Carter, 36, is a sonar technician aboard the destroyer USS Chung-Hoon. The husband and father of three recently barricaded himself in his home and threatened suicide, prompting a 12-hour standoff with police. He was admitted to the Tripler Army Medical Center psychiatric ward after that and, according to his wife, will be in a civilian post-traumatic stress center for at least four weeks. Login for more...



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