Groundbreaking for Fort Hood facility that will focus on brain i - KXXV-TV News Channel 25 - Central Texas News and Weather for Waco, Temple, Killeen |

FORT HOOD

Groundbreaking for Fort Hood facility that will focus on brain injuries

FORT HOOD, TX (KXXV) - Thursday was the groundbreaking of the National Intrepid Center of Excellence Satellite Center, a new treatment facility that will focus on brain injuries.

The center will help soldiers and veterans transition into civilian life, and manage traumatic brain injuries and post traumatic stress suffered in combat.

"Our men and women in uniform continue to serve in some pretty dangerous places around the world,” explained Governor Rick Perry. “They need to understand that in no uncertain terms, we are going to be there for them.

Perry also said he believes this center will help with Veterans Affairs clinic help times.

Also at the groundbreaking was a former Intrepid Spirit patient, retired Staff Sergeant Spencer Milo, who spoke to removing the “d’ from PTSD. He said removing the “d” will also help remove the stigma that people who have post traumatic stress are helpless victims.

Milo received treatment at the Intrepid Spirit center at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Betheseda, MD. Milo said he received a custom treatment program after he returned from war, where he learned yoga to help him deal with depression.

Officials said brain injuries vary between people, so each person will have an individual treatment plan.

The center will open in 2015.
  • NewsMore>>

  • Supreme Court leaves door open to curbing partisan districts

    Supreme Court leaves door open to curbing partisan districts

    Monday, June 18 2018 10:40 AM EDT2018-06-18 14:40:07 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 5:23 PM EDT2018-06-18 21:23:38 GMT
    The Supreme Court is resolving partisan redistricting cases from Wisconsin and Maryland without ruling on the broader issue of whether electoral maps can give an unfair advantage to a political party. (Source: CNN)The Supreme Court is resolving partisan redistricting cases from Wisconsin and Maryland without ruling on the broader issue of whether electoral maps can give an unfair advantage to a political party. (Source: CNN)

    The Supreme Court is resolving partisan redistricting cases from Wisconsin and Maryland without ruling on the broader issue of whether electoral maps can give an unfair advantage to a political party.

    More >>

    The Supreme Court is resolving partisan redistricting cases from Wisconsin and Maryland without ruling on the broader issue of whether electoral maps can give an unfair advantage to a political party.

    More >>
  • Director: FBI won't repeat mistakes noted in watchdog report

    Director: FBI won't repeat mistakes noted in watchdog report

    Monday, June 18 2018 2:40 PM EDT2018-06-18 18:40:23 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 5:23 PM EDT2018-06-18 21:23:28 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, left, and FBI Director Christopher Wray wait to testify as the Senate Judiciary Committee examines the internal report of the FBI's Clinton email probe and the role ...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, left, and FBI Director Christopher Wray wait to testify as the Senate Judiciary Committee examines the internal report of the FBI's Clinton email probe and the role ...
    The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee says the Justice Department has a "serious credibility problem.".More >>
    The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee says the Justice Department has a "serious credibility problem.".More >>
  • Trump digs in on immigration as national outrage rises

    Trump digs in on immigration as national outrage rises

    Monday, June 18 2018 4:20 AM EDT2018-06-18 08:20:01 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 5:22 PM EDT2018-06-18 21:22:27 GMT
    (Butch Comegys/The Times-Tribune via AP). U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks on immigration policy and law enforcement actions at Lackawanna College in downtown Scranton, Pa., on Friday, June 15, 2018.(Butch Comegys/The Times-Tribune via AP). U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks on immigration policy and law enforcement actions at Lackawanna College in downtown Scranton, Pa., on Friday, June 15, 2018.

    Nearly 2,000 children were separated from their families over a six-week period in April and May after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new "zero-tolerance" policy that refers all cases of illegal entry for criminal prosecution.

    More >>

    Nearly 2,000 children were separated from their families over a six-week period in April and May after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new "zero-tolerance" policy that refers all cases of illegal entry for criminal prosecution.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly