High Tech Burn Center Set to Open for War Vets

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A $50 million high-tech rehabilitation center will open in San Antonio on Monday.

It's designed to serve the growing number of soldiers who return from war as amputees or with severe burns.

The 60,000 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 Monday.