facilities for the Regional Training Site (RTS)-Medical organization
at Fort McCoy will be in place for current and future missions with
the opening of a Biomedical Repair Center and a Classroom Facility in
the early fall time frame, said Gerry Meyer.
Employees from Charpie-Solitt of
Chicago work on the Biomedical Equipment Repair Building
project, which will support RTS-Medical training. (Photo
by Rob Schuette)
the RTS-Medical executive officer, said the 17,000-square-foot
Biomedical Repair Center, which is attached to the RTS-Medical
administrative facility, and the 12,000-square-foot classroom, which
is located across the street, will bring the 21st century medical
campus concept to reality.
facilities are part of a $6.1 million Military Construction Army
will give us 14 renovated or new buildings, with state-of-the-art
operating systems to offer training to medical units," Meyer
said. "We’ll be set in our building needs for the next
campus-style arrangement of buildings will place the training
opportunities in close proximity to each other, he said.
will be able to meet its current training missions and will be
well-positioned for any future training missions it might receive, he
using the new Biomedical Repair Center can train to repair X-ray
machines, CT-scanners, etc. Meyer said the repaired equipment then is
sent back to the units. This training currently is done on an interim
basis in the 800 block.
will continue its main training missions using computerized mannequins
to support medical training and enhance the military occupational
specialty training for clinical staff and other Soldiers in the
medical field, such as the combat medics, he said.
land is located adjacent to the classrooms to set up a 44-bed
Deployable Medical Systems (DEPMEDS) tent structure, Meyer said.
DEPMEDS often function as separate entities in the field, RTS-Medical
is seeking to establish a second site in the area to meet Army Medical
training standards for future training and mobilizations.