The announcement was made yesterday that Fleetwood Enterprises Inc. will build new dormitories at Fort Sam Houston for the Army's new Medical Education and Training Campus development program. The homes will be built through Fleetwood's Trendsetter Homes division. The company will build 682 modular sections at its facility in Belton, Texas where they will be shipped to San Antonio.
The living units will make up the majority of the new METC (Medical Education Training Campus) dormitories, which will house up to 2,400 military medical personnel for short-term training and education. Construction of the $1 billion Medical Education and Training Campus began in July. It should be completed in 2011. Medics from the Army, Navy, and Air Force will participate in the unified training program.
Fort Sam Houston is undergoing a $2 billion expansion as part of the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission's decision to make San Antonio home for military medical training. The Army has a budget total of $16.5 billion for its Barracks Realignment and Closure 2005 program through fiscal year 2011.