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New Fort Bragg Facility to Help Wounded Soldiers


New barracks at Fort Bragg will improve the way the fort treats wounded soldiers. That's according to officers with the fort's Wounded Warrior Battalion. They say the building will consolidate operations from nine facilities to one. Major Dennis Small is the executive officer of the battalion. He says the new barracks advance a recovery process that already works.

"The Fort Bragg Warrior Transition Battalion has the highest return-to-duty rate in all of Warrior Transition Command. Over 50 percent of our soldiers that come to us actually return to duty to perform their previous MOS - or military occupational skill - or are assigned a new one, having received treatment, and return to duty."

Crews are currently constructing the wounded warrior complex within walking distance of Fort Bragg's Womack Army Medical Center. It will be the only facility of its kind outside of Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington. Officers expect it to be ready by March of next year.

Will Michaels is WUNC's General Assignment Reporter and fill-in host for "Morning Edition"
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