In this image released by the U.S. military, a soldier from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, from Fort Lewis, Wash., scans his sector for threats using a Stryker vehicle for cover on a main road in Muqdadiyah, about 90 kilometers (60 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq, on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2008 during Operation Raider Harvest. The top U.S. commander in still-volatile northern Iraq said Wednesday that a nationwide operation launched against insurgents was meeting less resistance than expected, but that troops would pursue extremists until they are dead or pushed out of the country. (AP Photo/U. S. Army, Spc. John Crosby/ho)
The warrior transition battalion opened it's doors in January. A unit that focuses on personalized recovery services for injured soldiers returning home from war.
The unit provides everything from employment opportunities beyond their Army careers, transportation, lodging and family assistance. The unit is run by the soldier and family assistance center where they say the facility is a place they can figure out their future, relax and of course, recover.
"We are a support agency that provides support to the warrior transition battalion. The mission of the battalion is to heal soldiers..we provide direct support,' says Lisa Mathews, Director of the Soldier & Family Assistance Program.
Specialist Bradley Addington says, "It's a good thing...the number one priority here is our medical appointments, if we were at a line unit it would be different."
Lisa Mathews says, "we are here to wrap our arms around the soldiers to give them the support service that they need."
The Fort Riley facility will have an open house Friday March 7th from 10am till 12 noon. Beside the Irwin Army Community Hospital buildings 671A, 673A (on 3rd st). To reach an SFAC representative call (785) 239-8430/8344 between the hours of 0730 and 1630, Monday through Friday.