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SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2015  09:43:49 PM

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Warrior transition units consolidate
WASHINGTON - There are 25 warrior transition units in the United States and overseas. That number will decrease to 15 by Aug. 1, 2016, Col. Chris Toner said. Toner, commander of the Army’s Warrior Transition Command and assistant surgeon general for Warrior Care and Transition, spoke Friday during a Pentagon media roundtable. The reason for the decline in WTUs is because combat casualties have come down substantially, he said. At its height during the 2008 and 2009 timeframe, there were 45 WTUs with more than 12,500 Soldiers in the program. Today, there are 3,654 Soldiers in the WTUs, a number that is expected to level out to about 3,000 in the years ahead, absent war, Toner said. Those 3,000 are expected to primarily be sick or injured Soldiers, a normal number, considering the size of...
 
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