Wounded Warrior Task Force Goes To Fort Campbell 3-09-2011 - WSMV News 4

Wounded Warrior Task Force Goes To Fort Campbell 3-09-2011

Reported By Forrest Sanders
The Wounded Warrior Task Force was at Fort Campbell on Wednesday, asking questions and taking notes to get wounded warriors to their best possible health.

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“I’ve been a soldier almost 10 years now," said Spc. Rockey Rushing. "I’ve had two deployments. I got injured coming back from deploying. That’s why I’m in a Warrior Transition Unit now.”
Score boards were up, pins were falling and bowling balls were ready to roll. It wasn't just a friendly game.
“It’s a blessing because I never thought soldiers would get this kind of attention,” said Rushing.
The bowling game was part of Rushing's Enhanced Warrior Physical Training program at Fort Campbell, a process helping him overcome his arthritis.
“It helps soldiers take away all the negativity in their life, the pain, the suffering," said Rushing. "They come out here, have a great time.”
This was just one program being observed by the Recovering Warrior Task Force, a group established by Congress in 2010.
“We're looking at what barriers exist, what’s worked really well, what may need to be retooled a little bit, where some adjustments should be made to really provide that good care and recovery we want for our wounded warriors,” said Dr. Karen S. Guice of the Recovering Warrior Task Force.
Among the areas reviewed are the programs of the Warrior Transition Battalion and the Warrior Resiliency and Recovery Center.
For now, the Recovering Warrior Task Force is in its information-gathering phase. The full report on Fort Campbell will be coming in September.
On Wednesday, Rushing gave his treatment a glowing review.
“It’s very important these soldiers know people aren’t pushing them to the side and people care about them," said Rushing. "This whole Warrior Transition Battalion, to me, it’s top-notch.”
Fort Campbell is the first stop the Wounded Warrior Task Force has made. Task force officials said they chose the post because of their frequent deployments.

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