At 11 a.m. on Apr. 5, The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and Madigan Army Medical Center’s new Intrepid Spirit Center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord will officially open. The center will offer U.S. service members diagnoses and treatment for TBI and psychological health conditions.
The 25,000 square-foot Intrepid Spirit Center cost approximately $12 million to complete. IFHF is a not-for-profit organization and raised funding for the center through private donations.
The Madigan Army Medical Center facility is the seventh IFHF-funded center located at military bases around the U.S. The facility began seeing patients in November 2017.
Other operational Intrepid Spirit Centers are located in Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Fort Hood, Texas; and Camp Pendleton, California.
Over 40,000 active service members live on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and over 60,000 family members live on and off base. Additionally, close to 30,000 retired military live within a 50-mile distance of the base.