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DEFENSE COMMUNITIES 360

Army Opens One-Stop Community Center Far from Major Post

  • May 17, 2011
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The Army Strong Community Center that formally opened Saturday outside of Portland, Ore., is not located on or near a military installation, making it the first of its kind in the western United States.

To underscore the facility’s importance to military families, Lt. Gen. Jack Stultz Jr., commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve, and his wife attended the grand opening of the one-stop center designed to replicate the type of assistance normally provided on base, reported the Oregonian. The community center provides help navigating government benefits, education, legal assistance and childcare, among other needs, and is open to personnel and their families from all branches of the military.

Clackamas Community College in Oregon City was selected to house the facility because of its commitment to serve veterans and military families.

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