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USCENTCOM deputy commander helps open V.A. hospital annex

By By U.S. Marine Sgt. Fredrick J. Coleman

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Aug. 14, 2014 — TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 14, 2014 – Vice Adm. Mark I. Fox, U.S. Central Command deputy commander, helped to officially open the Primary Care Annex to the James A Haley Veterans’ Hospital during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 14.

The 106,000 square-foot facility provides healthcare to more than 87,000 veterans in the Tampa area. The new facility features women’s wellness, radiology, mental health, and dental services. “As I look forward, I see hope. As I look around I see excellence,” Fox said as he looked around the new facility. “I am privileged to be here representing Gen. Lloyd Austin and the active service members of U.S. Central Command.”