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    115th Fighter Wing breaks ground on new Medical Readiness Building



    Story by Staff Sgt. Cameron Lewis 

    115th Fighter Wing

    The Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing broke ground on a new medical readiness building November 7 amid the unit’s conversion to the F-35 Lightning II aircraft.

    While the medical readiness building was originally programmed in 2013, long before the aircraft conversion process began, it just recently received the final approval.

    “At one point in the design process we almost lost the project to 2026,” said U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Cory Corson, the contracting officer’s representative assigned to the 115th Civil Engineer Squadron. “With all the F-35 projects going on and the movement of personnel it all just happened to work out.”

    The new two-story building will be a high-performance sustainable building that will provide the 115th Medical Group with dedicated work centers, power and utility savings, and a pull-through garage for the chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive enhanced response force package, who’s primary mission is to provide immediate incident response to natural and man-made disasters.

    “For the first time, the 115th Bioenvironmental Engineering Office will have a lab and equipment area enhancing our ability to conduct occupational health and industrial hygiene sampling,” said U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Hannah Alvarado, the superintendent of the 115th Bioenvironmental Engineering Office. “We couldn’t ask for better timing with our increased workload to ensure the safety and health of our unit members during the conversion.”

    Along with dedicated work centers, the new building will allow the medical team to be reunited for the first time in over 10 years.

    “This is like having a bright new beginning,” said U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brittany Reynolds, an aerospace medical technician assigned to the 115th MDG. “We will finally be together as a team under one roof, united.”

    Not only will being reunited be a force multiplier for the medical team but it will allow those receiving training and care to have a better overall experience.

    “Being under one roof will improve communication, productivity, team cohesiveness, networking and CERFP response time,” said U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jessica Sullivan, the 115th MDG commander. “While we don’t expect to move into the facility until Spring of 2024, we are enthralled by the enhanced capabilities we will be able to provide to the public, the base and the training requirements of the Air National Guard and U.S. Air Force.”



    Date Taken: 12.02.2022
    Date Posted: 12.02.2022 17:29
    Story ID: 434411
    Location: MADISON, WI, US 

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