Media Advisory: Delta Regional Authority, U.S. DoD Invites Media to Tour Western KY Wellness Mission

June 07, 2022

U.S. Department of Defense to hold Innovative Readiness Training from June 15th – 25th in Hopkinsville, KY.

HOPKINSVILLE, KY – Delta Regional Authority (DRA), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), will welcome media to tour the Western Kentucky Wellness Mission on Tuesday, June 14th in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Location and time are listed below.

The Western Kentucky Wellness Mission is a 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.

 

What:      Western Kentucky Wellness Mission Media Availability & Tour

When:     Tuesday, June 14th at 9:00 AM CT

Where:    Christian County Middle School,

                 215 Glass Avenue

                 Hopkinsville, KY 42240

Who:       Delta Regional Authority Federal Co-Chairman Dr. Corey Wiggins

 

All media planning to attend must email your name and organization to Shawna Blair at sblair@dra.gov by COB on Monday, June 13, 2022. 

 

The following guidelines will be strictly adhered to:

  • Time will be allotted after the tour for interviews. No military members can be interviewed during the tour.
  • Media must stay with the group during the tour and media availability.
  • Still cameras and handheld video allowed; however, we request you avoid taking any photos of children.

 

Please meet at the main entrance of the school promptly at the start time noted above. Those arriving after the tour begins will miss the opportunity to tour the mission site.

 

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About the Delta Regional Authority

The 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
202-515-1354
sblair@dra.gov