• FORT GORDON, Ga.--Woodpeckers released -1  - (Left to right) In the pre-dawn darkness,  Steve Camp, Fort Gordon Fish and Wildlife biologist, Steve Willard, Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division chief, and Robert Drumm, Natural Resources Branch chief stand in a cluster of trees prepared to house a new family of endangered Red-cockaded woodpeckers, Nov. 7, 2008 on Fort Gordon. The nesting trees are marked with light reflecting double bands. Photo by Larry Edmond

    Fort Gordon endangered woodpeckers photo

    FORT GORDON, Ga.--Woodpeckers released -1 - (Left to right) In the pre-dawn darkness, Steve Camp, Fort Gordon Fish and Wildlife biologist, Steve Willard, Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division chief, and Robert Drumm, Natural Resources...

  • Justin Leonard and Brandon Cunningham, Fort Gordon firefighters, make their way to the competition platform during the world Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge in Las Vegas during the week of Nov. 17. The Fort Gordon team won several of the events. Cunningham is wearing his trademark competition mask. Photo by Matt Williams

    Fort Gordon firefighters win world competition photo

    Justin Leonard and Brandon Cunningham, Fort Gordon firefighters, make their way to the competition platform during the world Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge in Las Vegas during the week of Nov. 17. The Fort Gordon team won several of the events...

  • During the years 2007-2008, Wounded Warriors have transitioned through the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center and the Warrior Transition Battalion with great success in the Central Savannah River Area including Augusta, Ga. The care provided has received Congressional accolades. Illustration by Larry  Edmond/Tammy Moehlman

    Wounded Warrior Care month

    During the years 2007-2008, Wounded Warriors have transitioned through the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center and the Warrior Transition Battalion with great success in the Central Savannah River Area including...

  • Patrice Smith, Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Clark, U.S. Army Signal Center and Fort Gordon command sergeant major, Brig. Gen. Donald Bradshaw, commanding general of Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center and the Southeast Regional Medical Command, Lt. Col. Everett Sharpe, Warrior Transition Battalion commander and Spc. Christopher Metcalf cut the ribbon on a new Warriors in Transition facility at Fort Gordon Nov. 21.

    Wounded Warrior care expanding photograph

    Patrice Smith, Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Clark, U.S. Army Signal Center and Fort Gordon command sergeant major, Brig. Gen. Donald Bradshaw, commanding general of Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center and the Southeast Regional Medical Command, Lt...

Wounded Warrior Transition services significantly expanding

Charmain Z. Brackett
Correspondent
A year ago, there was a grove of pines in the place where seven buildings devoted to the care of Warriors in Transition now sit.
"We were housed in modular buildings, in the hospital and spread out," said Lt. Col. Everett Sharpe, at the Nov. 21 ribbon cutting and open house for the Warrior Transition Battalion campus.
With 40,000 square feet of space to house 160 personnel, the campus is consolidated to provide better care to warriors.
The WTB itself is a relatively new concept, said Brig. Gen. Donald Bradshaw, commanding general for Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center and Southeast Regional Medical Command.
The WTB's purpose is to "improve, support and care for injured, ill and wounded warriors," he said. "We consolidated a bunch of things already going on."
Once the Soldiers were consolidated into one unit, it followed to consolidate the areas which served them.
The staff moved into buildings as they were completed from July to October.
The complex provides for better care for the Soldiers in several ways, said Bradshaw.
"It improved support for the Soldiers and their Families. We knew where people were," he said.
"It improved information flow. It improved the injured, ill and wounded warrior's transition back to service in uniform or back to service in the civilian world."
The results are already evident. "We are a whole lot better than we were 18 months ago," he said.
And improvements continue to be made.

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