FORT HOOD, Texas – A ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new Intrepid Spirit center is set for 11a.m. March 9 here.

The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, representatives from Fort Hood, Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center and a host of other dignitaries will participate in the official ceremony in front of the newly constructed facility.

The $11 million dollar Intrepid Spirit is the fourth in a series of nine to be located at military installations around the country. The 25,000 square-foot structure, built by the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF), is equipped with the latest technology to treat brain injuries and psychological conditions.

The Intrepid Spirit centers, which are based on the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) that opened in 2010 at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., is the center of the Department of Defense’s efforts in researching, diagnosing and treating TBI, psychological health conditions and related injuries of U.S. military personnel.

Media interested in covering this event should RSVP with CRDAMC Public Affairs office no later than noon, March 8 at (254) 288 – 8005 or (254) 535- 3652. Gate time for the media is 10:15 a.m. March 9.