Community Based Warrior Transition units are realigned
January 29, 2013
As part of the Army's realignment of nine Community Based Warrior Transition Units, the Southern Regional Medical Command is inactivating their CBWTU Task Force at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and turning mission command of its four units over to Army Medical Treatment Facility Warrior Transition Units. The realignment will be transparent to soldiers and their families and will use resources and personnel more efficiently.
CBWTUs primarily provide outpatient care management and transition services for Reserve Component Soldiers who do not need the day-to-day medical management provided by WTUs on Army installations. The CBWTU enables soldiers to recover and transition at the location closest to their personal support network or in their home, if medically supportable. Clinical care requirements determine whether a soldier is assigned to a WTU or CBWTU
On Dec. 17, the Arkansas CBWTU came under the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center's WTU at Fort Hood, Texas; Florida CBWTU is under the Winn Army Community Hospital's WTU, Fort Stewart, Georgia; and Puerto Rico CBWTU is under the Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center's WTU, Fort Gordon, Georgia. The Southern Regional Medical Command will maintain mission command of the Alabama CBWTU until further notice.
For more information on Warrior Transition Command, WTUs and Warrior Care Month, go to www.wtc.army.mil or http://wtc.army.mil/factsheets/WTU_Fact_Sheetoct2012.pdf or http://www.wtc.army.mil/about_us/warrior_care_month_2012.html.