New Lewis-McChord barracks for wounded soldiers

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JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) -- Veteran care is part of the promise to warriors, Sen. Patty Murray said Monday as she helped dedicate a new barracks for injured soldiers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

The Warrior Transition Battalion barracks is located near Madigan Army Medical Center. The $53 million barracks is an apartment-style complex that can house 408 soldiers.

The barracks was built to help ensure that soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan receive care.

Sen. Maria Cantwell and Congressman Norm Dicks were among the dignitaries at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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