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03/07/2019

Adjutant General, Senior DMVA Leaders Visiting Injured Soldiers at Warrior Transition Unit in Virginia

Annville, PA - Today, senior leaders from the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) are visiting injured Pennsylvania National Guard members undergoing medical treatment at Fort Belvoir, VA.

Led by Maj. Gen. Tony Carrelli, Pennsylvania’s adjutant general and head of the DMVA, the contingent is spending the day at the Warrior Transition Unit (WTU), where soldiers with varying injuries sustained while serving our nation are healing and anxiously awaiting their return back to their homes and families. Pennsylvania’s senior leaders wanted to spend the day with their guardsmen, check on their progress and well-being, and thank them and their families again for their service and sacrifice to our commonwealth and country.

“It is important for our leaders to stay connected with our service members wherever they are: at training, during exercises, while on deployment, and especially at the WTU for those who were injured during their service,” said Carrelli. “By personally visiting these soldiers, we can see firsthand how they are doing and specifically address any support issues they may have encountered during their treatment. It is also an outstanding opportunity to remind them that Pennsylvania is proud of their service and grateful for their families’ sacrifice while they are defending our freedom.”

Carrelli is also taking the opportunity to thank the dedicated staff of caregivers at the WTU who have been working so closely with our injured soldiers assisting them throughout their recovery process.

“There are so many medical professionals at Fort Belvoir who are committed to getting our soldiers back to good health, back to their families and back to their lives,” he said. “We want to make sure they know that their excellent work does not go un-noticed or under-appreciated.”

A WTU is designed to ensure that healing is the first priority for injured soldiers and provides high-quality living conditions, prevents unnecessary procedural delays, and facilitates their physical, mental and spiritual healing process.

For more information about the DMVA, visit us online at www.dmva.pa.gov or follow us at www.facebook.com/padmva or www.twitter.com/padmva.

MEDIA CONTACT: Joseph Butera - 717-861-2178

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