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Commander Robert Molinaro, Executive Officer of the USS Ramage, inspects the ship's sleeping quarters March 22, 2023. Though the Ramage is back in port in Norfolk, Virginia, some sailors have to live on the ship because of a shortage of barracks space on base.
Adriones Johnson
U.S. Navy
A lack of barracks space - as well as poor living conditions in some barracks buildings - are contributing to complaints about sailors' quality of life.
The American Homefront Project collaborated with the PBS documentary series American Veteran to profile men and women who have served in the U.S. military.