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Wed December 15, 2010
Fort Bragg Holds Meeting For New Parents
Officials at Fort Bragg are holding a town hall meeting tomorrow for military families who have babies. Military investigators have been looking into a series of ten unexplained infant deaths on base since last year. So far they haven't found an environmental link, and they're waiting for consumer product safety results.
Tom McCullom is a spokesman for the base:
"We've reexamined the way we train our families and our soldiers on how to care for infants. And we decided we needed to get a town hall set up so we can basically turn it into a one-stop shopping for expecting families and parents of newborn infants. So that they can find out what programs are available to them at Fort Bragg."
McCullom says the base also works with local county non-profits to coordinate services for families. He says speakers at the event will bring parents up to speed on the latest safety requirements and recommendations for infants.