Arnold AFB Community Health Fair provides health information, fitness, diets and more
By Tech. Sgt. Beverly Spademan, AEDC/PA
/ Published November 08, 2017
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.