ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — As KMOX reported, there’s a backlog of veterans awaiting disability checks but what about soldiers still serving their country who are facing disabilities?

The answer, “Warrior Transition Units.” One opened this week at Fort Leonard Wood, in south central Missouri.

Executive Officer Lt. Shawn Pierce says it’s a one stop shop for wounded soldiers and their families.

“The purpose of the campus is to allow those soldier who are wounded, ill, or injured to gain the recovery or to transition into life as a civilian.”

Lt. Pierce says soldiers also learn how to build a resume and manage their finances.

The $15 million dollar facility will be able to house 48 soldiers in 24 two-bedroom suites with kitchen units.

The Warrior Transition Unit at Fort Leonard Wood is one of 29 in the U.S. and Europe.


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