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Flags Again Fly At Full Staff For Our Military – Week 2 Honor Post

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Operation Enduring Freedom slumbers into another year but this week all good news from overseas with no loss of American life.

KIA States Last Week:  0

Bring Them Home

The United States Army last week did make an announcement that the ‘warrior transition units’ or WTUs are being revamped in preparation of scheduled troops withdrawal from Afghanistan and also a decline in combat wounded numbers.  WTUs currently provide support to wounded, ill and injured soldiers who require at least six months of rehabilitative care and complex medical management. 

The plan now is to change the WTUs to CCUs (Community Care Units) and more of them.  5 older WTUs will be closed but dozens of the new CCUs will be opened by the end of September, 2014, including one at Fort Carson here in Colorado.

Top brass last week said the following,

These changes will improve the care and transition of soldiers through increased standardization, increased cadre to soldier ratios, improved access to resources on installations, and reduced delays in care. They are not related to budget cuts, sequestration or furloughs – Brig. Gen. David Bishop, commander, Warrior Transition Command and Assistant Surgeon General for Warrior Care and Transition

Troops coming home is a very good thing and I personally think they all should have been home 5-6 years ago. A continued decline in combat deaths and those wounded is also good but not as good as 0.

Bring them home!

No matter what it is you’re doing today, you’re doing so because of a United States Veteran.  Please make it a point to thank one this week, go out of your way if you have to or better yet, make it a point to go out of your way.  It’s good for the soul…

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