Arnold AFB Community Health Fair provides health information, fitness, diets and more

Tech. Sgt. Beverly Spademan (right), a non-commissioned officer in charge of Medical Administration at Arnold Air Force Base, discusses services offered at the Medical Aid Station with an employee during the Arnold Air Force Base Community Health Fair Sept. 29. More than 100 military and civilian visitors attended the health fair. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rick Goodfriend)

Tech. Sgt. Beverly Spademan (right), a non-commissioned officer in charge of Medical Administration at Arnold Air Force Base, discusses services offered at the Medical Aid Station with an employee during the Arnold Air Force Base Community Health Fair Sept. 29. More than 100 military and civilian visitors attended the health fair. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rick Goodfriend)

Participants at the Arnold Air Force Base Community Health Fair Sept. 29, experience the feel of administering CPR through one of the exhibitors. The health fair was hosted by the Arnold AFB Medical Aid Station. Health and Safety professionals were on hand to talk about diabetes, ergonomics, dental health, tobacco cessation, heart disease, physical therapy, nutrition, emergency preparation and fire extinguisher safety from the Arnold AFB Fire Department. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rick Goodfriend)

Participants at the Arnold Air Force Base Community Health Fair Sept. 29, experience the feel of administering CPR through one of the exhibitors. The health fair was hosted by the Arnold AFB Medical Aid Station. Health and Safety professionals were on hand to talk about diabetes, ergonomics, dental health, tobacco cessation, heart disease, physical therapy, nutrition, emergency preparation and fire extinguisher safety from the Arnold AFB Fire Department. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rick Goodfriend)

A healthcare professional takes the blood pressure of an AEDC team member, Michael Glennon, during the Arnold Air Force Base Community Health Fair Sept. 29 in front of the Arnold Air Force Base Exchange and Commissary. More than 10 healthcare exhibitors from several community partners to include the Coffee County Health Department, Veteran’s Affairs, Red Cross and Tennova Hospital, participated in the health fair. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rick Goodfriend) (This image was manipulated by obscuring badges for security purposes.)

A healthcare professional takes the blood pressure of an AEDC team member, Michael Glennon, during the Arnold Air Force Base Community Health Fair Sept. 29 in front of the Arnold Air Force Base Exchange and Commissary. More than 10 healthcare exhibitors from several community partners to include the Coffee County Health Department, Veteran’s Affairs, Red Cross and Tennova Hospital, participated in the health fair. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rick Goodfriend) (This image was manipulated by obscuring badges for security purposes.)

ARNOLD AIR FORCE BASE, TENN. -- The second Community Health Fair was Sept. 29 in front of the Arnold Air Force Base Exchange and Commissary with more than 10 exhibitors from several community partners including the Coffee County Health Department, Veteran’s Affairs, Red Cross and Tennova Hospital, to name a few.

More than 100 people attended the health fair hosted by the Arnold AFB Medical Aid Station. Health and Safety professionals were on hand to talk about diabetes, ergonomics, dental health, tobacco cessation, heart disease, physical therapy and nutrition. Emergency preparation and fire extinguisher safety information was provided by the Arnold AFB Fire Department.

A number of exhibitors emphasized relaxation and stress management, including Military One Source that offered tips on better sleeping habits. The event also included fitness and health information from Arnold Services.

What set this event apart from previous health fairs was the ability to attract the interest of a larger number of community partners and the base’s outreach to a wider audience to include local retirees, base contracted staff and Department of Defense personnel.

The semi-annual health fairs are great opportunities and ways in which the Medical Aid Station can promote healthy living and overall healthy lifestyles for the Arnold AFB community through connecting local and regional resources in a single location.

The Arnold AFB Medical Aid Station takes great pride in providing our DOD civilians, military and their beneficiaries with exceptional healthcare support, off base resources and the most up to date medical information.

The next health fair is expected to occur at the base commissary in May 2018. Look for announcements this spring 2018.

To learn more about the Medical Aid Station, visit the website at http://www.arnold.af.mil/Home/Newcomer-Information/ or contact the MAS Monday-Friday, from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. at (931) 454-5351.