DRA Defense Department to Host the Western Kentucky Wellness Mission; Clinic Now Open to Provide Car

June 15, 2022

U.S. Army soldiers from the 311th Field Hospital are on location providing patient care at the Christian County Middle School in Hopkinsville.

Innovative Readiness Training medical mission will be held June 15th-25th in Hopkinsville, KY.

HOPKINSVILLE, KY – Delta Regional Authority (DRA), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), is hosting the Western Kentucky Wellness Mission in Hopkinsville from June 15-25, 2022 to bring medical, dental, and veterinary care to residents in need of quality healthcare at no cost to the patients. 

The Western Kentucky Wellness Mission is an Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) program, a DoD 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.  Among the services provided during IRT missions are basic medical and wellness exams, dental exams, extractions and fillings, and veterinary wellness.

“Delta Regional Authority is proud to partner with the U.S. Department of Defense to bring accessible, quality healthcare at no cost to our Delta residents most in need,” said Delta Regional Authority Federal Co-Chairman Dr. Corey Wiggins.  “We have seen year after year that Innovative Readiness Training medical missions bring life changing care to our communities, and it is our hope that Kentuckians take advantage of the medical, dental, and veterinary services provided by our military servicemen and servicewomen.”

Military personnel will offer dental, veterinary, 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. 

“Our Soldiers are excited to provide medical services to the local community - these are the favored missions where we can train our Soldiers, build relationships with community partners, and see the impact we have in the community,” said Lt. Col. Safuratu Aranmolate, 311th Field Hospital Commander.


Christian County Middle School
215 Glass Avenue
Hopkinsville, KY 42240

Mission Clinic Date & Time

June 15-25, 2022
8:30 AM – 6:00 PM Daily

Media availability upon request.  Please contact Lt. Zack Gabbard at 937-321-7641 or zack.w.gabbard.mil@army.mil.

Please visit IRT.defense.gov for more information.


About the Delta Regional Authority

Delta Regional Authority (DRA) is a federal-state partnership created by Congress in 2000 to promote and encourage the economic development of the lower Mississippi River Delta and Alabama Black Belt.  DRA invests in projects supporting transportation infrastructure, basic public infrastructure, workforce training, and business development.  DRA’s mission is to help create jobs, build communities, and improve the lives of those who reside in the 252 counties and parishes of the eight-state region.

DRA Media Contact:
Shawna Blair