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10/30/03

Reservists, Guardsmen Relocated

Last week, we reported about Reservists and Guardsmen who complained about Fort Stewart's medical holding area. They said the barracks were in bad shape, weren't air conditioned, and they had to leave the building to go to the bathroom. They also said they weren't getting prompt medical care.

The Pentagon's doing something about it. They're sending 50 sick soldiers to Fort Gordon in Augusta, to the Army's Southeast Regional Medical Command.

Fort Stewart commanders say the Guard and Reservists had the same access to medical care as active duty troops, but with the return of the 20,000 troops of the Third Infantry Division, the system couldn't handle the sheer numbers. We'll keep an eye on the situation and let you know how it works out.

Reported by: Mike Manhatton, mmanhatton@wtoc.com

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