The Fort Rucker VA Clinic opened its doors on March 21st, and since then the entrance has been a revolving door.
Edward Donelly, the clinic administrator for the Wiregrass VA Clinic says, "The response has been fantastic. The response has been very positive."
Donelly says he's seen a wonderful response to the new establishment. In a time when gas prices are reaching all time highes, many say this is a saving grace for those elderly folks who wouldn't otherwise be able to receive treatment.
Anissa Nouman, the nurse manager, says,"Most of them would have driven to Montgomery or Tuskegee for their treatment, so you know there's less travel time and they're excited about that, especially with the economy the way it is."
Donelly says, in addition to the convenience of the clinic, those who visit get to share more than just a day in the doctors office.
He says, "There's been a tremendous amount of cultural positivity, in the sense that we have the active-duty soldiers of today's Army, here in the building, basically collocated with the honorary veterans of the past."
The VA Clinic hopes to start on expansion for a full service pharmacy at the beginning of the year.