Chiarelli: Caring for troops' health doesn't end on battlefield

Monday - 10/10/2011, 2:51pm EDT

Gen. Peter Chiarelli, Army vice chief of staff

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The armed forces face constant challenges in caring for its service members. New treatments, new technologies and new programs are in constant demand to manage the health of soldiers.

Gen. Peter Chiarelli, the Army vice chief of staff joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris from the Association of the U.S. Army convention in Washington, D.C. to discuss the evolving challenges in caring for war fighters.

Chiarelli discussed managing health in the field vs. managing health for wounded warriors when they return home, as well as some of the new programs for wounded vets.

With budget cutters eyeing DoD's budget, Chiarelli also explained how the military is managing the cost of care.

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