SHOTLIST:

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Fort Belvoir, Virginia - February 4, 2013

1. Medium shot of Aaron Causey's prosthetics, pan up to them looking at each other

2. SOUNDBITE: Kathleen Causey/Wife of wounded soldier (transcript below)

3. Medium shot of Causey's walking

4. Wide shot USO building

5. Tight shot of USO Warrior and Family Center sign

6. Brian Pilot/STUDIOS Architecture (transcript below)

7. Medium chairs in game room, pan up to TVs

8. Tight shot of game controllers

9. Medium shot of chairs in game room

10. Close up of Army logo on chair

11. Wide shot of computer monitors

12. Wide shot of Eggleston hitting golf ball

13. Medium shot of refrigerators and ovens in kitchen

14. Wide shot of kitchen walkway

15. Medium shot of fireplace, pan up to see Sgt. Causey sitting

16. SOUNDBITE: Kathleen Causey/Wife of wounded soldier (transcript below)

17. Wide shot of Eggleston talking "i'm hitting a 9."

18. Medium shot of Eggleston's hand, pan to his face

19. Wide shot of Eggleston playing golf

20. SOUNDBITE: Staff Sgt. Charles Eggleston/Wounded Soldier (transcript below)

21.Wide shot of Warrior Transition Unit buildings and pan

22. Medium shot of USO building

23. Wide shot of Causey's walking

24. SOUNDBITE: Kathleen Causey/Wife of wounded soldier (transcript below)

25. Wide shot of Causey's kissing

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VOICE-OVER SCRIPT:

FOR KATHLEEN CAUSEY, WHOSE HUSBAND, SERGEANT FIRST CLASS AARON CAUSEY, LOST BOTH HIS LEGS IN AFGHANISTAN, EACH DAY IS A CHALLENGE

SOUNDBITE: Kathleen Causey/Wife of wounded soldier

"Everywhere you go, you're always on the lookout for places your soldier can fit, places you can fit, how accessible is it, how are you going to sit, how are you going to get around."

BUT A STROLL AROUND FORT BELVOIR HAS THEM FEELING PRETTY GOOD

(NAT UP What do you think? It's nice)

HERE IN VIRGINIA, THE USO IS OPENING ITS BIGGEST FACILITY IN THE WORLD, AIMED AT GIVING WOUNDED WARRIORS A PLACE TO UNWIND.

SOUNDBITE: Brian Pilot/STUDIOS Architecture

"When they're here, it's really about feeling like they're at home, that they can relax and do what they would do in a home environment."

AT 20,000 SQUARE FEET, THE CENTER INCLUDES A GAME ROOM, WHERE TROOPS CAN PLAY XBOX FROM CUSTOM-MADE CHAIRS WITH AUDIO INPUTS AND ARMED SERVICE LOGOS

WORK ON JOB SKILLS IN A LAB

AND THEIR SWINGS IN A SIMULATOR

THEY CAN MAKE THEIR OWN MEALS IN A GLEAMING KITCHEN, WITH ROOM FOR WHEELCHAIRS TO GLIDE BY EACH OTHER

OR JUST SIT BY THE FIRE

SOUNDBITE: Kathleen Causey/Wife of wounded soldier

"I see a place for everyone, no matter if you're here with your children or you're a young soldier here by yourself. There's a place for you here."

STAFF SERGEANT CHARLES EGGLESTON, WHO SPENT 3 AND A HALF YEARS AT WALTER REED AFTER BEING, AS HE PUTS IT, BLOWN UP IN IRAQ, SAYS THERE'S JUST NO SUBSTITUTE FOR A PLACE LIKE THIS.

SOUNDBITE: Staff Sgt. Charles Eggleston/Wounded soldier

"We had no outlet until it was about time for me to get out of Walter Reed, but seeing this new outlet for all of us, it just takes a new shape on things."

IT'S NOT A COINCIDENCE THAT THE CENTER SITS JUST YARDS FROM BELVOIR'S WARRIOR TRANSITION UNIT, WHERE WOUNDED SERVICE MEMBERS CONTINUE RECOVERING FROM A VARIETY OF WOUNDS.

THEY, AND THEIR FAMILIES, DON'T HAVE TO GO FAR TO GET AWAY

SOUNDBITE: Kathleen Causey/Wife of wounded soldier ((COVERED WITH SHOT OF THEM KISSING))

"You can walk in, get a cup of coffee, sit down and be happy for a minute."

SIG-OUT: SAGAR MEGHANI, ASSOCIATED PRESS, FORT BELVOIR, VA.

 

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