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JBSA Gets First Army Wellness Center in San Antonio


Fort Sam Houston is getting its own Army Wellness Center. 

The Army Wellness Center mission is prevention, and its approach is holistic - meaning providers look at the whole person -- physical, psychological, and social traits -- when providing service. The individual gets a Health Assessment to analyze their current health status and ability to increase physical activity. They then receive a custom-designed exercise program to achieve the goals. 

Participants get education in sleep habits, resiliency, lifestyle changes, tobacco-free living, and preventing chronic disease. Biofeedback training is provided to address psychological stressors - to help individuals build resilience and develop positive coping strategies. 

The AWC is a U.S. Army Medical Command initiative overseen by the Army Public Health Center. If a soldier transfers, their records transfer electronically and they can pick up the program where they left off at their previous station. 

Brooke Army Medical Center will cut the ribbon officially opening the 27th AWC Friday morning and will offer tours of the state-of-the-art equipment at the facility.