EGLIN AFB — The 98th Medical Group is scheduled to host a ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 30 for the Air Force's first Invisible Wounds Center.
The ceremony, which will be at 9 a.m. at Eglin Air Force Base, will mark the completion of a temporary facility for the Invisible Woulds Center (IWC), which will focus on treating military members suffering from traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder.
"The IWC will provide a highly qualified, integrated team of specialists specifically dedicated to caring for active-duty members suffering from traumatic brain injury and psychological wounds of service, utilizing cutting-edge equipment and therapeutic modalities," said Dr. Thomas Piazza, director of the IWC. "Our goal is to serve as a regional center of expertise to assist our warriors throughout the continuum of care."
Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Air Force surgeon general and functional manager for the Air Force Medical Service, will be the keynote speaker at the event. Guests can tour the new facility following the ceremony.