Army reservists go home for med treatment

Dec. 4, 2004 at 6:41 PM
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WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Many injured or sick Army reservists can now receive treatment near home, rather than being forced to stay on "medical hold" at U.S. Army bases.

The program gives soldiers a chance to ease back into civilian life, Stars and Stripes reported Saturday. Reservists do light duty at their home station between medical appointments.

The plan was devised after news stories surfaced in October 2003 about hundreds of Guardsmen and reservists who were stuck for months at Fort Stewart, Ga., waiting to be treated.

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