Turner Construction Company recently broke ground on the new National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) Satellite Center at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. The new facility, which will be used to treat military service members with traumatic brain injuries and psychological health conditions, is part of a national campaign to construct up to nine identical facilities on major military bases across the US. These satellite facilities will extend the care of the main NICoE facility at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD, a state of the art healing facility completed by Turner in June 2010.
“We all owe a great debt of gratitude to the leaders of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and the American people who so generously have donated funds to construct these facilities so needed by our service members,” said Chris Jahrling, Vice President and General Manager of Turner’s Federal Services Group. “We are immensely proud of the similar NICoE facility we constructed at Bethesda Naval Center and are excited to build another NICoE facility here at Fort Belvoir to better serve our wounded servicemen and servicewomen.”
The new $11 million facility will include areas for psychiatric testing, chiropractic space, acupuncture, testing rooms, exam facilities, physical therapy areas, a sleep lab and multiple family areas for visiting and delivery of information. These centers are being located on major bases so that our service members affected by these traumatic brain injuries do not have to be separated from their units, families, and other support groups while they undergo diagnostics and treatment.
“Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress are invisible wounds that so many of our men and women in uniform are suffering from as they return from service in Iraq and Afghanistan,” said Arnold Fisher, Honorary Chairman of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. “It is our duty as Americans to care for these men and women who have worn the cloth of our nation in battle, and sacrificed a piece of themselves for our freedom. We need to make every resource and method of treatment available to them to speed their recovery. These centers will accomplish that.”
Turner is the leading general builder in the U.S., ranking first or second in the major segments of the building construction field. During 2011 Turner completed $8.2 billion of construction. With 5,000 employees and over 1,500 projects Turner is the only builder offering clients a nationwide network of offices across the U.S. Founded in 1902, the firm is a subsidiary of HOCHTIEF. For more information, visit Turner's website at www.turnerconstruction.com.