New Lewis-McChord barracks for wounded soldiers

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JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) — The Army dedicates a new barracks Monday at Joint Base Lewis-McChord for injured soldiers.

The Warrior Transition Battalion barracks is located near Madigan Army Medical Center. It’s an apartment-style complex with combined kitchenettes and private bedrooms and can house 408 soldiers.

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

Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell and Congressman Norm Dicks are among the dignitaries scheduled for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.