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Tour to Walter Reed Army Medical Center on U.S. Military Health Care

July 12, 2010


Date: 07/12/2010 Location: Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC. Description: FPC tour to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center - State Dept Image

July 12, 2010; Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC.
Contact: Andrew Strike, FPC Military Liaison Officer
Telephone: 202-504-6356; email: strikeap2@state.gov

Twelve journalists from ten countries participated in the tour to see the U.S. military's health care system.  Journalists observed the care given to wounded warriors from Iraq and Afghanistan which included care of amputees and advanced prosthetics technology; Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and cutting edge research on how the brain heals.  Media also had the opportunity to interview amputees and visit the Wounded Warrior Clinic and tour the Military Advanced Training Center.