Bergdahl Begins 'Regular Army Duty' at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas


Idaho native and U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was officially assigned to regular Army duty this morning at Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. The assignment comes a month-and-a-half after his release from his Taliban captors and approximately three weeks of therapy at the Texas military base.

Bergdahl's new duties were not immediately disclosed but a brief Army announcement this morning indicated that his assignment would allow Bergdahl to "contribute to the mission of homeland defense."

Bergdahl has had greater access to print and broadcast media for nearly three weeks now after completing inpatient treatment at Ft. Sam Houston and shifted to "outpatient" status in late June.

Meanwhile, the formal investigation continues into the controversial swap for Bergdahl, which saw the release of five detainees from the Guantanamo Bay U.S. military prison. Bergdahl went missing in June 2009 and was held by his Taliban captors for nearly five years.