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February 06, 2009

Re "For the Navy, top-deck digs," Feb. 2

I'm all in favor of providing above-average living accommodations -- such as Pacific Beacon, the high-rise apartments at Naval Base San Diego -- to military personnel. However, I have to question why the rental rates are set below what sailors receive in their housing allowances. By being allowed to keep the difference, the sailors are, in effect, being paid a bonus to live there.

Fitness rooms, a swimming pool, a WiFi- equipped cafe and other amenities should justify a rent equal to the housing allowances of the sailors occupying the apartments.

Gerry Swider

Sherman Oaks

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