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Daunting task: Saving the life of a hero at Walter Reed

Imagine showing up for work each day with this task: Trying to save the life of a hero. The chief of surgery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center talks with WTOP about the daunting duty.

Friday - 03/22/2013, 09:04am EDT

Tags: Walter Reed, Afghanistan War, Iraq War, darci marchese, Philip Perdue, Wounded Warriors

Md. rabies death was from organ transplant

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a rabies death in Maryland was caused by an organ transplant.

Friday - 03/15/2013, 09:36am EDT

Tags: rabies, Walter Reed, organ transplant

No hands, no legs: Amputee vets heal battle scars with yoga

On a sunny Thursday afternoon, Staff Sgt. James Sides throws a mat on the white tile floor and plops down. He's about 20 minutes late to yoga, but his classmates don't seem to care. To his right, Cpl. Nathan Jakubison reaches his hands toward his left foot, making sure to avoid the metal pins sticking out of his shin. To his left, Sgt. Mike Nicholson, 23, has no legs to stretch over, but rather focuses on extending his spine.

Tuesday - 02/05/2013, 01:14pm EST

Tags: Megan Cloherty, Walter Reed, yoga, Yoga for Vets, Wounded Warriors


Delays expected near Walter Reed Tuesday afternoon

Increased security measures at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center along Rockville Pike could significantly impact traffic Tuesday afternoon.

Tuesday - 01/08/2013, 07:59am EST

Tags: traffic, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Walter Reed, Rockville Pike

Obama meets with wounded troops at Walter Reed

President Barack Obama met with president met with 10 wounded troops during his visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Thursday.

Thursday - 12/20/2012, 08:10pm EST

Tags: President Obama, Walter Reed

Message in a book: Reaching out to wounded warriors

A group of young adults, motivated by their desire to give back to America's veterans, is starting an effort that's bound by their shared passion for books.

Wednesday - 09/26/2012, 04:23pm EDT

Tags: donating books, Vetted Books, Bettina Bergoo, Carl Ehrlich, Jared Bolhuis, Welcome Home Montrose, Walter Reed


Montgomery County awarded $40M by DOD

The Department of Defense says Montgomery County has been awarded $40 million in grants for transportation projects at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda.

Monday - 08/06/2012, 03:03pm EDT

Tags: transportation projects, Walter Reed

Wegmans, large corporations could fill vacant D.C. sites

At a monthly breakfast meeting, the D.C. Council discussed potential lessors for the St. Elizabeth's campus in Southeast, the partially abandoned currently home of the city's main public psychiatric facility, and the site of the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center, which the military vacated last August.

Wednesday - 04/25/2012, 02:48pm EDT

Tags: st. elizabeths, Walter Reed, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Businesses struggle near now-shut Walter Reed

Small businesses around the now-shut Walter Reed Army Medical Center have moved to plans C, D and E.

Wednesday - 12/28/2011, 04:39am EST

Tags: Walter Reed, D.C.

Hundreds run for wounded warriors in Anacostia Park

The July Fourth weekend is about celebrating our country, and hundreds spent Saturday morning celebrating our troops, raising money for wounded warriors.

Saturday - 07/02/2011, 01:27pm EDT

Tags: semper fi fund, anacostia park, semper fi 5k, minh-tu nguyen, Walter Reed, bethesda naval hospital

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