Officials at Camp Lejeune celebrated the opening of a new, $29 million rehab center for wounded warriors and their families.
The 37,000-square-foot facility named the Warrior Hope and Care Center is to serve wounded, ill and injured Marines, sailors and their families. The center has areas for medical and mental health case management as well as recovery care centers.
"When (Marines) lose their legs, their strength, their ability to be mobile," said General James F. Amos, Commandant of the Marine Corps, "there's a sense of worth that they lose."
That's why the Wounded Warrior Battalion East opened up a new state-of-the-art care center.
"This facility will give them back that sense of team and self-worth," said Gen. Amos, "because they'll compete again, they're back on the team again, they're Marines."
The facility will host a warrior athlete reconditioning program and include offices for Veterans Affairs representatives, Department of Labor representatives, education specialists, chaplain programs and family support specialists.