Army: Bergdahl's family not currently in Texas

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In this file image taken from video obtained from Voice of Jihad website, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl sits in a vehicle guarded by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan. Bergdahl was freed by the Taliban on May 31, 2014, in exchange for five Afghan detainees held in the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Two American values — never leave a man behind and never negotiate with terrorists — collided in the Bergdahl episode, with each ethos running deep in the American conscience. (AP Photo/Voice Of Jihad Website via AP video, File)

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Army says Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's family is not currently in Texas, where the solider is being treated following his release from Taliban captivity.

Col. Bradley Poppen, an Army psychologist, said during a news conference Friday that a soldier typically determines when to reunite with his or her family. Poppen declined to release further details, citing the family's request for privacy.

Bergdahl was captured in Afghanistan in 2009 and released last month in a controversial prisoner swap with the Taliban.

The Idaho native had been recovering at an Army facility in Germany before returning to the U.S. earlier Friday, when he arrived at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio. He will continue his next phase of reintegration at the Texas Army post.

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