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Army Wellness Center to provide health, fitness services to JBLE

By Tech. Sgt. Katie Gar Ward | 633rd Air Base Wing Public Affairs | August 11, 2017

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. --

Joint Base Langley-Eustis and McDonald Army Health Center celebrated the grand opening of their Army Wellness Center during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 11 at Fort Eustis, Virginia. 

According to the U.S. Army Public Health Command, AWCs are overwhelmingly successful at U.S. military installations at home and abroad, and provide a holistic approach for specific, individual wellness plans and biometric screening.

The AWC on Fort Eustis is one of 32 across the Army. The centers provide a wide range of services to help military members, families, retirees and Department of Defense civilians meet their health, wellness and fitness goals.

Maj. Gen. Malcolm B. Frost, Center for Initial Military Training commander and JBLE Senior Army Element commander, gave remarks during the ceremony, expressing the importance of wellness services to mission success.

“Soldiers can get a great understanding of who they are, [how] their body is and what their mind-state is,” said Frost. “They can develop fitness and wellness for the future so they can be part of a greater team.”

The AWC’s services include metabolic testing, health assessment review, healthy nutrition education, exercise testing, stress management education, weight management, biometric screening and general wellness education.

“We need every Soldier in the U.S. Army ready. Readiness for combat, fighting the nation’s wars, is what we’re about,” said Frost. “Fitness and wellness is the cornerstone of that – it’s about Soldiers being ready to do their jobs when the nation calls.”

AWCs have three ways customers can be seen:

1. Referred either by their medical provider or unit commander.

2. Self-refered by contacting the center and requesting an appointment.

3. Walking-in. However, appointments are preferred so that the center can provide the best service designed to meet the customer’s needs.

The Fort Eustis AWC is on the first floor of Bldg. 2114, Pershing Ave. The center is open Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and all services are free.

For more information, contact the AWC at 757-314-2104.


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