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Carbondale Selected as Site for 2022 Innovative Readiness Training Mission


CARBONDALE – The Delta Regional Authority (DRA) recently notified the City of Carbondale that the community was selected as a site for an Innovate Readiness Training (IRT) mission, a training opportunity hosted by the U.S. Department of Defense. 

According to the DRA’s press release, “IRT is a U.S. Department of Defense military training opportunity that delivers joint training opportunities to increase deployment readiness while simultaneously providing key healthcare services with lasting benefits for Delta communities. By utilizing their extensive resources, the military is able to meet some of the region’s most urgent healthcare needs.” 

Through this IRT mission, “military personnel will offer vision, dental, and basic medical services to the public at no cost to patients. There are no income or residency requirements to receive treatment, and providers will treat patients ages three and older. Patients will be treated on a first-come, first-served basis.” 

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