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Posted on: August 2, 2021

Carbondale Selected as Site for 2022 Innovative Readiness Training Mission

IRT Mission

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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.” 

For more information, please visit IRT.defense.gov  

To contact the City of Carbondale, call Public Relations Officer Roni LeForge at 618-559-1939. 

“Carbondale prides itself on providing its visitors, students, businesses and residents with a unique mix of edge and ease. It’s a cultural town, yet free of pretense, embracing the great outdoors as readily as urban sophistication. Here, we are open to new ideas, experiences and cultures, so you are encouraged to both express yourself and be yourself, in all ways. That’s Carbondale…All Ways Open… for family, fun, business, new ideas and a bright tomorrow.”

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