US Army Corps of Engineers
Little Rock District

CORPS KEEPS VISITOR CENTER OPEN THROUGH GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN USING PARTNERSHIP, VOLUNTEERS AND ARMY’S WOUNDED WARRIOR PROGRAM

Published Oct. 2, 2013
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Branson, Mo. – The Army Corps of Engineers, Table Rock Project Office will continue operating the Dewey Short Visitor Center during the government shutdown.  The visitor center is open from 9 a.m. till 5 p.m. daily.

“We are able to keep the visitor center open because of our partnership with the Ozarks Rivers Heritage Foundation and the Army’s Wounded Warrior Program,” said Jim Sandberg, Table Rock Project Office operations project manager. “We have an active duty wounded warrior soldier assigned to the visitor center.  The foundation is helping staff the gift shop and visitor center with their volunteers.”

The wounded warrior program assigns wounded active duty soldiers to other jobs within the military that they are able to perform as they recover from injuries received during active duty.

“Active duty soldiers are not affected by the government shutdown, said Sandberg, “Having this soldier assigned to the Table Rock Project has been wonderful.  Not only are we supporting our military personnel but this program is a way for the visitor center to continue to be open to the public.


Contact
Laurie Driver
501-324-5551

Release no. 13-074