U.S. Army officers salute as they uncase one of the two new Walter Reed Army Medical Center flags that during a ceremony Wednesday, July 27, 2011 to officially mark the transition to medical services at Bethesda Naval Medical Center and Ft. Belvoir. The official close date of Walter Reed is Sept. 15. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Photo by: BARBARA L. SALISBURY

U.S. Army officers salute as they uncase one of the two new Walter Reed Army Medical Center flags that during a ceremony Wednesday, July 27, 2011 to officially mark the transition to medical services at Bethesda Naval Medical Center and Ft. Belvoir. The official close date of Walter Reed is Sept. 15. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)