Walter Reed Official Touts New Medical Care Units

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) - The deputy commander of Walter Reed Army Medical Center says that wounded soldiers are healing faster and returning to duty quicker in new specialized medical care units.

Brigadier General Michael Tucker visited a "warrior transition" unit at Fort Campbell in western Kentucky and toured new barracks designed for injured soldiers.

Tucker said the Army has ten thousand soldiers who can't deploy because of medical issues.

However, he says the Army has not fully staffed those units and hopes to have data early next year to prove the units are providing quicker medical care.

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