This story was updated at 3:28 p.m.
The Pentagon says Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has now left Germany on board a U.S. military aircraft and will arrive at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, early Friday morning.
Bergdahl, who has been recovering in Germany after five years as a Taliban captive, is returning to the United States, but he will not receive the promotion that would have been automatic had he still been held prisoner.
A U.S. official said Bergdahl would go directly to Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, arriving Friday.