New Barracks for Fort Riley's Warrior Transition Battalion

By: Stephanie Ramos Email
By: Stephanie Ramos Email

Soldiers from the Warrior Transition Battalion are living a little better on Fort Riley Tuesday. The complex provides Soldiers assigned to the unit that rehabilitative treatment.

Warrior transition Soldiers assigned to the unit have combat and non combat injuries that are expected to require at least six months of treatment and for these warriors... barracks on Fort Riley certainly beat tents in the middle east....

Wounded warriors here have moved from their temporary housing to the army's first permanent warrior transition battalion barracks.

For Private First Class Ashley Driscoll the new facility has done wonders for her quality of life after being medically evacuated from Iraq last year for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

The 54 million dollar complex was constructed by the Kansas City district U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and can house 156 Soldiers..complete with 36 suites..bedrooms..bathrooms and a gameroom.

The executive officer Major Steven Blount says, "its heartwarming to see them when they first arrive from overseas and watch them get better."

And that's the whole job to help them heal during their transition.


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