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D.C. plans to develop Walter Reed campus

D.C. developers are wasting no time in drawing up plans in anticipation of Walter Reed's closure, including retail space and residences, and potentially new charter schools and a health clinic.

Tags: BRAC , Base Realignment and Closure , Eric Jenkins , planning , development

Thursday - 10/14/2010, 10:31am EDT

Who is in charge at the new Walter Reed?

In September 2011, a new, 354-bed Walter Reed National Medical Center is expected to open its doors on the grounds of the current Bethesda Naval Medical Center in Maryland. The current Walter Reed in Northwest DC will close its doors forever. It's all part of the Pentagon's Base Realignment and Closure process, BRAC. Yesterday, the House Armed Services Committee found that the road to the new Walter Reed is currently paved with a lot of uncertainty.

Tags: management , BRAC , DoD , Pentagon , Allen Middleton , Solomon Ortiz , Ken Kizer , Bethesda National Naval Medical Center

Thursday - 12/03/2009, 07:01am EST

Part 5: Impact of BRAC on military health care; Era ends at Walter Reed

The health care of wounded warriors, military members and their families in the area is about to change forever, and the change is historic. And, after 102 years, Walter Reed Medical Center will close.

Tags: BRAC , BRAC Impact , health care , Fort Belvoir , National Naval Medical Center , Darci Marchese

Tuesday - 05/10/2011, 01:02pm EDT

Bethesda expected to get hit hard by BRAC traffic

Traffic in the Route 355 corridor around NIH is only expected to get worse after the transition of employees from Walter Reed to the National Naval Medical Center.

Tags: NIH , National Naval Medical Center , BRAC , BRAC Impact , DoD , Kate Ryan

Tuesday - 05/10/2011, 10:54am EDT

Walter Reed trains Iraqi physical therapists

Sharing knowledge is key and both parties are learning a lot from each other's knowledge and experience.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , Army , physical therapists , Iraqi army , management

Tuesday - 02/22/2011, 08:40am EST

Radiation at Walter Reed investigated by NRC

Could the DoD budget cuts actually result in...growth?

Tags: Federal Drive , defense , DoD Report , Nuclear Regulatory Commission , DoD cuts

Thursday - 08/26/2010, 08:40am EDT

Wounded vets are honored with day of food and fun

About 30 wounded Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who are being treated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center were given a heroes' welcome -- as well as an afternoon of food and camaraderie -- Saturday at Fort Detrick.

Tags: veterans , Fort Detrick , Wounded Warriors Appreciation Barbecue , Maryland Cattlemen's Association , Operation Second Chance ,

Sunday - 06/13/2010, 12:33pm EDT

Pollen creates painful spring for allergy sufferers

ABC 7 Chief Meteorologist Doug Hill says the pollen count in recent days has been sky high.

Tags: Doug Hill , pollen count ,

Thursday - 04/08/2010, 05:56pm EDT

Wii's for Warriors program helps amputees

An amputee who started using Nintendo's Wii Fit for therapy is now giving the game away to others who have lost limbs.

Tags: Wii Fit , Wii's for Warriors , David Flowers , James Clark , Dan Berschinski , Afghanistan , Iraq , therapy , amputee

Friday - 03/26/2010, 12:12pm EDT