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1/28/07-San Antonio

$50 Million Rehabilitation Center For Military Amputees Opening

A 50 (m) million dollar high-tech rehabilitation center will open in San Antonio tomorrow.It's designed to serve the growing number of soldiers who return from war as amputees or with severe burns.

The 60-thousand-square-foot Center for the Intrepid will allow the Army to move its rehabilitation program out of the Brooke Army Medical Center.

The new, separate facility includes a rock-climbing wall, wave pool and a 360-degree virtual reality sphere to help amputees and other severely wounded soldiers recover their balance and other basic skills.

The center -- built with private donations at Fort Sam Houston -- will be officially dedicated at a ceremony tomorrow. Senators John McCain -- a Republican from Arizona -- and Hillary Rodham Clinton -- a Democrat from New York -- are scheduled to attend. Both are 2008 presidential hopefuls.

Soucre: AP

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