The families of wounded servicemen and women in the Midlands will now be able to live within minutes of where their loved ones are being treated and it is thanks in part to President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle.
They've donated more than $100,000 to a charity which has built a home where the families can stay for free.
Today, Prince Charles was there for the official opening. This report from correspondent Mark Gough contains flash photography.
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A cloudy and mild day with outbreaks of rain at times, which could be heavier in the morning.
The extension will run through Dudley to the DY5 Enterprise Zone at Brierley Hill and is estimated will create 7,000 jobs.
Outbreaks of rain will remain throughout the morning but it will start to dry up as the day progresses - remaining mild.