Military leaders and members of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund formally dedicated the new Intrepid Spirit Center at Fort Campbell, Ky., on Monday to treat returning service members with traumatic brain injuries and other conditions.
The Fort Campbell facility is the third of nine planned Intrepid Spirit Centers nationwide. The first two centers — dedicated last fall at Fort Belvoir, Va., and at Camp Lejeune, N.C. — already have provided care for 2,000 service members, reported the Army News Service. Centers are currently under construction at Fort Bragg, N.C., and Fort Hood, Texas. The Fort Campbell center anticipates treating 1,300 to 1,500 patients annually.
Each of the nine centers will be 25,000 square feet, and are given at no cost by the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund to DOD to diagnose and treat service members.
“The Fort Campbell National Intrepid Spirit Center provides us with the state-of-the-art facility that gives our medical professionals the modern resources necessary for the care of our service men and women and their families,” said Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, commanding general, 101st Airborne Division (air assault) and Fort Campbell.
“Their already proven success in treating patients with traumatic brain injuries, post-traumatic stress and depression has meant the vast majority of our troops have been able to return to duty,” Volesky said.