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Fri August 24, 2012
Group Building Health Center At Camp Lejeune
An organization that helps wounded veterans is building a center to treat brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder at Camp Lejeune.
Gurnal Scott: The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund has raised 11 million dollars for the center. The fund's president David Winters says he worked with defense officials to identify Camp Lejeune and other potential sites.
David Winters: The larger bases where most of the troops are deploying out to and deploying back from overseas duty.
Winters says this kind of partnership -- between non-profit and military -- is rare but not new. Organizations have built housing for military families that are run by the installations. He says this will work the same way.
David Winters: We build them specifically to the specifications needed and once they're complete, we turn them over to that base for operation.
The Camp Lejeune site is expected to be finished next year. Winters says Fort Bragg is one of seven sites being discussed for a similar facility.