Casualties of War

The Impact of War
5:52 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Army dumps special PTSD screenings

Madigan Army Medical Center located on Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Tacoma, Wash. Photo by Madigan Army Medical Center press office

Originally published on Tue July 31, 2012 5:59 pm

The U.S. Army is revising the way it diagnoses soldiers with post traumatic stress disorder. In the Northwest, it means the Army will no longer use a special psychiatric unit at Madigan Army Medical Center near Tacoma.

Some soldiers at Madigan complained the psychiatric team downgraded or reversed their PTSD diagnoses. That limited what benefits they are eligible for.

One of those soldiers is 28-year-old Specialist Jered Enger.

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News Roundup
8:29 am
Wed December 15, 2010

Wednesday morning's headlines

Governor to announce $5 billion budget cut plan, war claims a soldier from Yelm, and Seattle Center's big announcement today.

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