Wounded Ft. Riley Soldiers Receive Civilian Internships

FORT RILEY, Kan. (AP) _ The goal is to give those soldiers new skills and help them prepare for life outside the Army, if they can't stay with the military.

Fort Riley launched its Warrior Internship Network this spring,
less than two months after it was pitched to its commanding

Sixteen wounded soldiers are working as interns, and two are
waiting for jobs. Another 45 are being screened.

Before the internship program, Fort Riley placed wounded
soldiers in light-duty jobs around post.

But often, those duties take up only a few hours each day and
don't help soldiers who are destined to leave the military for
civilian jobs.

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