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Injured soldiers get new barracks at Stewart

POSTED: May 16, 2012 10:57 a.m.

FORT STEWART, Ga. — Fort Stewart is moving more than 200 injured and sick soldiers into new barracks designed to help their recovery.

Officials at the Army post on Tuesday opened two recently completed barracks buildings on the Warrior Transition Battalion’s new complex. Unit commander Lt. Col. William Reitemeyer tells the Savannah Morning News that it’s a major step forward as the Army works to find ways to provide the greatest care and living environment for its wounded warriors.

The campus also includes a soldier and family assistance center, a therapy garden and an obstacle course designed to help wheelchair-bound soldiers learn to maneuver despite their disabilities.

Reitemeyer says the campus could become a model for the Army’s 35 other Warrior Transition Units across the country.

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