Wednesday, June 4, 2008


There have been a number of stories recently about soldiers who are suffering from post traumatic stress syndrome. Some have had very tragic endings. The stories point to the sign that the military is beginning to understand the depth and complexity of the issue.

A story in yesterday's Washington D.C. suggest that the Army still has a way to go.

At Fort Benning, the Army built new barracks to house the Warrior Transition Battalion for soldiers who are receiving medical treatment. About 10 to 15 percent of the battalion housed there have PTSD. By all accounts, the barracks are well built and have nice amenities including flat screen TVs and free Internet service.

The only problem? The barracks are across the street from a live firing range which wreaks havoc on those suffering from PTSD. You can read about here.


MightyMom said...

oh geeeeeeez. well someone screwed up in the planning there somewhere.

Those poor soldiers.

ABNPOPPA said...

It's a government operation, what would you expect. We got 535 in the Congress who don't know what they're doing. Follow the money! What were they thinking! Our guys & gals deserve better than this.