The Transition Battalion that helps injured soldiers recover was inactivated Friday at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.
The Army says the same care will remain even though there is a shift in the type of injuries it sees.
For more than 12 years, U.S. troops have served in conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and during that time thousands have been injured while on duty. Sgt. First Class Scott Young is part of that group.
In his almost 16 years in the U.S. Army as a combat engineer and military police officer, he has been to Iraq once and Afghanistan twice.
"I ran a lot of searches and stuff like that for patients to make sure nothing got into the hospital," said Young, who after experiences during deployment was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.
"I saw some symptoms and I seeked help," said Young. "It might not seem like its normal to a civilian whose never been in a combat situation, but we have to work through a process differently in our mind."
The Army says 49 percent of its injuries are hidden from the naked eye.
"PTSD, a lot of it has gone neurological its inside kind of stuff," said Capt. Jonathan Harvey," who runs the Bravo Company out of Fort Wainwright. "We are not getting a lot of the structural body physical injuries anymore."
Dealing with those problems is why the Warrior Transition Battalion began in Alaska in 2008. To help 887 soldiers heal and prepare for the next stage of their life.
But six years later, fewer troops are being deployed and there is a decline in the number of soldiers coming back hurt. Which has forced the Army to move the support system from the battalion to the Bravo and Alpha (JBER) companies Facilities that leaders say are available in Alaska.
"We are still here to treat soldiers injuries, as we have two units deployed who still feed us through the medivac process," said Harvey. A commitment to help every soldier fight to recover and recover to fight no matter what they are facing.
Both Alpha and Bravo companies will be under the leadership of MEDDAC, which the U.S. Army Medical Department. They will continue to serve those who require complex medical treatment from active duty, reserve, and National Guard units in Alaska.