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With more veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq, the military is investing in new and intriguing resources for wounded warriors.
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The most recent episode of “Scrubbing In” takes us to Naval Medical Center San Diego to get an inside view of the rehabilitation process for wounded warriors.
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Lance Cpl. Anthony Zavala, ammunition technician, Regimental Combat Team 7, dreamed of deploying to Afghanistan since he joined the Marine Corps two years ago. His dream almost did not come true when he suffered third degree burns on his hand. He was sent to a burn center in San Diego and was approved by a military doctor to deploy to Helmand province.

USMC Cpl. Anthony Zavala was pumped to head to Afghanistan, but his plans seemed ruined due to a severe hand injury. Find out how he beat the odds and kept his dreams on track.
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It’s the opportunity to be able to make a difference everyday. It’s a team of professionals that are only focused on selfless-service. Our servicemembers are willing to put their life on the line for our freedoms because they believe at …
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Jagged debris lacerates the Marine’s face and hands as he dives behind the jeep seeking cover from an improvised explosive device blast 50 meters away.  He’s not sure how long it is before the unit corpsman reaches him and finds …
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