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Base Panel Approves Walter Reed Shutdown

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Base Panel Approves Walter Reed Shutdown

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Base Panel Approves Walter Reed Shutdown

Base Panel Approves Walter Reed Shutdown

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The Base Closure and Relocation Commission approves the closure of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. The commission is considering hundreds of other Pentagon recommendations, including closing Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota.

Under the plan approved Thursday, the functions of the nation's most famous military hospital would be divided between two sites in the Washington suburbs. The Pentagon recommended the closure in a recent review.

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