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Injured Heroes, Broken Promises

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This series of stories are the result of a yearlong investigation by NBC 5 Investigates and The Dallas Morning News that uncovered hundreds of complaints from active duty U.S. Army soldiers describing mistreatment, disrespect... Read More

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Monday, Sep 7, 2015
Soldiers Waited Days, Weeks for Counseling at Fort Hood

Soldiers Waited Days, Weeks for Counseling at Fort Hood

New Army records obtained by NBC 5 Investigates show active duty soldiers had to wait days or even weeks to see mental health counselors at Fort Hood. Read More

Thursday, Sep 3, 2015
Soldier: Treatment at WTUs Improved After NBC 5 Investigation

Soldier: Treatment at WTUs Improved After NBC 5 Investigation

A Fort Hood soldier says treatment at the Warrior Transition Unit improved following an NBC 5 investigation. Meanwhile, an Army memo shows dignity and respect complaints were up in 2014 Army-wide. By Scott Friedman Read More

Thursday, Apr 30, 2015
Congressional Committee Orders Investigation of Army WTUs

Congressional Committee Orders Investigation of Army WTUs

The House Armed Services Committee is calling for a thorough investigation of alleged mistreatment of soldiers at the Army’s Warrior Transition Units (WTUs). Read More

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015
Army Closing 10 WTUs; Three in Texas Will Stay Open

Army Closing 10 WTUs; Three in Texas Will Stay Open

The Army plans to close 10 Warrior Transition Units (WTUs) by next summer, but three locations in Texas will stay open. Read More

Monday, Apr 6, 2015
Texas WTU Locations Among Those With Most Complaints

Texas WTU Locations Among Those With Most Complaints

New Army records uncovered by NBC 5 Investigates show injured soldiers have filed more than 1,100 complaints about mistreatment, abuse and lack of care from their commanders at more than two dozen Warrior Transition Units... Read More

Friday, Feb 20, 2015
Army Investigates Fort Hood Warrior Transition Unit

Army Investigates Fort Hood Warrior Transition Unit

NBC 5 Investigates has learned that the U.S. Army has launched a new investigation inside Fort Hood’s Warrior Transition Unit, looking at claims of harassment and abuse. Read More

Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015
Congressmen Question Army Care For Injured

Congressmen Question Army Care For Injured

Members of the House Armed Services Committee demanded answers from the U.S. Army Tuesday for allegations uncovered by NBC 5 Investigates that commanders of Warrior Transition Units mistreated soldiers they were supposed to... Read More

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014
Texas Congressman Frustrated by WTU Complaints

Texas Congressman Frustrated by WTU Complaints

Republican Congressman Michael Burgess says he's frustrated to see the hundreds of active soldiers complain of harassment and abuse at the Army's Warrior Transition Unit. Read More

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014
Army Takes Action on Warrior Transition Units

Army Takes Action on Warrior Transition Units

Army officials order new training to address complaints made by injured soldiers highlighted in an NBC 5 Investigates report. Read More

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