Every time our nation calls, American servicemen and women answer undaunted, with selfless courage and unwavering determination. Time and time again, I am met by Soldiers saying not, 'look what I have given for my country,' but rather, 'what more can I give for my country'.
General Richard A. Cody
Vice Chief of Staff, United States Army
The National Armed Forces Physical and Rehabilitation Center
On Sept. 22, 2005, Wounded warriors and military leaders broke ground for what is to be the nation's premiere rehabilitation center for amputees- The National Armed Forces Physical and Rehabilitation Center, located in Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
- The $40-million facility will be privately funded and adjacent to Brooke Army Medical Center, www.bamc.amedd.army.mil ,along with two new 21-bedroom Fisher Houses.
- The foundation currently has six houses under construction. The houses offer psychological first aid for the wounded, providing a stress-free living environment and peer support during the recovery process.
- The rehabilitation center and lodging complex have a projected completion date of January 2007.
- They will serve wounded troops and veterans who have sustained severe injuries requiring extensive medical care and therapy.
- The Fisher Houses will provide lodging for the families of the wounded warriors as their loved ones work their way through the recovery process.
- The houses will be constructed adjacent to the rehabilitation center.
The Fishers said that the Army's surgeon general assisted them in making the National Armed Forces Rehabilitation Center a reality by getting the Department of Defense to give the project a green light and provide a proffer for the land.
More information on the non-profit organizations dedicated to supporting the men and women of the United States Armed Forces and their families:
- The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, www.fallenheroesfund.org
- the Fisher House Foundation, www.fisherhouse.org
Source: ARNEWS- Army breaks ground on new Rehab Center
2005 Eisenhower National Security Conference
Army's Eisenhower Series hosts the 2005 Eisenhower National Security Conference entitled Shaping National Security: National Power in an International World on Sept. 27-28.
Co-sponsors include the National Committee on American Foreign Policy, Center for Humanitarian Cooperation, The Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
For more information and to watch the webcast, visit the Eisenhower National Security Conference Web site www.eisenhowerseries.com/2005ensc .