NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Faced with tighter defense budgets after the Iraq War, the military is getting a hand from a private charitable foundation to treat physical and psychological injuries of returning troops.
The Pentagon has a unique partnership with the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, which is raising $100 million to build a network of clinics on military bases. The clinics will form a network aimed at treating and researching traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Two clinics are under construction at Fort Belvoir in Virginia and Camp Lejeune in North Carolina and additional clinics will be built at Fort Campbell in Kentucky, Fort Hood and Fort Bliss in Texas, Fort Carson in Colorado, Fort Bragg in North Carolina, and Joint Base Lewis McChord in Washington.
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