NC military brain injury center breaks ground

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A groundbreaking is being celebrated for a new center to research, diagnose and treat brain injury for military men and women at Fort Bragg.

The Fort Bragg Intrepid Spirit Center is the fourth center of its type in the nation. The facility's groundbreaking is set for Friday.

Center spokeswoman Jen Pastrich says it will diagnose and treat traumatic brain injuries, post-traumatic stress and related conditions in service members.

The Military Order of the Purple Heart Foundation Service Foundation contributed $500,000 to help with the construction.

The centers are offering the most advanced care possible to service members returning from deployment and allow for treatment closer to home.

They are built with private donations, but each is being donated to the Department of Defense to operate upon completion.

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