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Army to expand wellness center to all service members

Fort Campbell, Ky.

— Army Secretary Ray Odierno on Thursday announced that the Army will open an alternative wellness center in Fayetteville, Ark., to provide wellness services to members in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard.

The Army said the facility, dubbed the Army Health and Wellness Center, will provide services to service members who may be experiencing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, which can lead to depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts.

It will offer services including psychological support and treatment.

The facility, which will be open from Feb. 1 to April 30, will also offer mental health services to veterans who are diagnosed with PTSD, according to the Army.

“We are working with the U and D to establish a comprehensive wellness program to support veterans who suffer from post-combat stress,” Odiernosaid in a statement.

“The health and well-being of our service members is paramount, and we look forward to working with both the U S. Army and DOD to ensure the quality of care and support is aligned with this goal.”

The Army opened a wellness center for military personnel in Forts Jackson, Jackson, and Fort Smith, Ark.

The facility will be operated by the U-M Health System.

In February, the Army announced it would begin offering mental health care to service personnel.