- Posted November 16, 2011 by
Fort Campbell, Kentucky
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Salute to troops
Warrior Transition Battalion Complex Ribbon Cuttion Ceremony
Army leadership is committed to building Warrior Transition Campuses throughout the nation, offering a support structure and accommodations to foster a healing environment for wounded, ill and injured Soldiers.
As home to the Army's most-deployed contingency forces, the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell was one of two military installations to break ground with the help of stimulus funds.
The Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion Complex will support Soldiers during their transition, either to return to active duty or to return to civilian life as a honored veterans. All the buildings in the complex are energy efficient. The 123,000 square foot barracks are adaptable or compliant with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA). The barracks can house up to 206 warriors of which 26 are fully ADA compliant. A 20,500 square foot building will house two company headquarters which can accommodate 94 Soldier leaders who care for wounded, ill and injured Soldiers. The 8,100 square foot Battalion Headquarters can accommodate 24 battalion support staff and leaders. The $24.6 million barracks is equipped with a wheelchair obstacle course and healing garden.
The Warrior Transition Battalion is led by Lieutenant Colonel William G. Howard. The complex is directly across the street from Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, where Soldiers receive much of their medical care. The complex includes the Soldier and Family Assistance Center (SFAC), which was the first Warrior Transition service to open within the complex.