Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Jones Visits ENC Wounded Warriors at Walter Reed

April 14, 2016

 
NICoE Director Captain Walt Greenhalgh shows Congressman Jones the NICoE facility for TBI treatment. Allies for Cherry Point's Tomorrow.

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Congressman Walter B. Jones visited two wounded warriors from the Third District of North Carolina at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. This visit marks the 24th time Congressman Jones has visited Walter Reed since 2003.

“Yesterday I had the honor and privilege to thank two of the Third District’s finest for their service and sacrifice for our country. I visit Walter Reed as often as I can and I never cease to be astounded by the courage of these young service members,” said Congressman Jones. “I was humbled by my visit and am proud to represent a district with so many heroes.”

While at Walter Reed, Congressman Jones also met with the director of the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), which provides service members with an interdisciplinary approach to treating Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and the director of the Inpatient Traumatic Brain Injury/Neuropsychiatry Unit, which is the only inpatient neurobehavioral traumatic brain injury unit in the U.S. military health care system. Congressman Jones has long been an advocate for TBI research, and has introduced H.R. 146, which would enable service members to have access to hyperbaric oxygen therapy at military medical treatment facilities.

For additional information, please contact Maria Jeffrey in Congressman Jones’ office at (202) 225-3415 or at maria.jeffrey@mail.house.gov.
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