Atterbury to open new fitness and resilience center

Camp Atterbury is planning to open a new health and resilience center on the base, for service members and veterans to recover from injuries and other trauma and to transition out of the service.

Maj. General Courtney Carr, adjutant general of the Indiana National Guard, explains the purpose of a resilience center.

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He said the resilience campus will include chaplains, substance abuse counseling, employment, retirement services, career retention and recruiting in a one-stop shop.

Camp Atterbury began working to get a wellness and resilience center when there were only about 20 across the service. Carr said there will be more than 35 when Atterbury’s opens, but it will the first at a reserve or National Guard facility.

Everything is on track to open the new center in October, Carr says. The base’s staff are working on the renovations now and two of five expected hires have already been made, Carr said.

A grand opening is set for Oct. 1st.