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Groundbreaking for Fort Hood facility that will focus on brain injuries

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FORT HOOD - 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.
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