From the US Navy’s official website:
…the Mitchell Center [in Pensacola] consults and offers services to individuals from all branches of military service, including all 21 former POWs from the Gulf War and eight former POWs from Operation Iraqi Freedom.
The center provides unique services to former POWs and their families. This includes an Annual Extensive Evaluation that includes both physical and psychological evaluations,
…designed to ensure individuals using the Mitchell Center’s services receive the most appropriate care at a time in their lives when they may not pay sufficient attention to their aches and pains.
The Mitchell Center’s research has also developed information used by the U.S.
Department of Veterans Affairs for presumptive diagnoses, aided in research in
understanding disease processes and a continued improvement to the repatriation
Future Mitchell Center undertakings include studies on bone
density, premature aging, prostatic cancer and epidemiology in POWs, Hain
From research and patient care to attending luncheons in honor of
former POWs, Hain said Mitchell Center staff consider it a privilege and honor
to support these American heroes.
Read more about the Mitchell Center on the US Navy’s wesbite: