01 October 2009

General Casey outlines new program, visits patients at Landstuhl

Spc. Ryan G. Christian meets Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, Sept. 25. Photo credit Myles Cullen.

General Casey was at Landstuhl to discuss the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program which officially beings this month. The program is designed to teach Soldiers to become more resilient in five aspects of total fitness: physical, emotional, social, spiritual and family strength.

During the visit to Landstuhl, Casey also spent time with Soldiers injured in battle and recovering from illnesses that occurred downrange.

"When I look at those remarkable Soldiers it reminds me of the cost of war and it's something none of us can ever forget," said Casey. "I'm always uplifted by their zeal to return to their unit -- that bond and camaraderie that comes through. And to the doctors, nurses and care providers, we can't thank them enough for what they do."

Story at Army.mil

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