JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD –The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF) will officially break ground on the new Intrepid Spirit Center that will diagnose and treat Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and psychological health conditions in Service Members on Thursday, October 29 at 10 a.m. at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s new Intrepid Spirit Center is estimated to cost $11 million to construct and equip with the latest in brain technology and treatment facilities and will span 25,000 square feet. Funding for the project is being raised privately through the IFHF, a not-for-profit organization and national leader supporting the men and women of the United States Armed Forces and their families.
“Having an Intrepid Spirit Center on JBLM will allow for expanded clinical workspaces to improve service member care and satisfaction, said Col. Michael L. Place, Madigan commander. “The Spirit Center allows Madigan Army Medical Center to participate in a growing network of centers providing state of the art treatment services for those suffering from TBI and psychological health conditions.”
The facility will be the sixth in a series of nine centers located at military bases around the country built by the IFHF. Intrepid Spirit Centers currently are operational at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and Intrepid Spirit Centers at Fort Bragg, North Carolina and Fort Hood, Texas are under construction and expected to be completed by the end of 2015.