New addition to your Army Health Benefits arrives Nov. 19

Photo by Michael Beaton, WACH PAO

Soldiers, civilians and family members are invited to attend the ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony of the new Fort Irwin Army Wellness Center at 11 a.m., Nov. 19.

The state-of-the-art wellness facility will be an integral part of the recently renovated garrison Resiliency Center that opened in June. It is located in building 127, at the corner of Inner Loop Road and First Street.

The new wellness center offers modern health services, programs and state-of-the-art equipment free of charge to all Department of Defense identification card holders on Fort Irwin, including fitness assessments, metabolic testing, personalized health and nutritional programs, wellness coaching, massage chairs and because of its partnership with the Resiliency Center, many unique health and fitness services.

“Such services outside post normally cost thousands of dollars, but are made available at no charge to the Fort Irwin Community,” said Andrew Munsterman, project manager for the wellness center. “It’s a significant addition to community members’ health benefits on Fort Irwin, as well as visiting Soldiers training at the National Training Center.”

The AWC concept is built on five pillars, health assessment reviews, physical fitness evaluation, nutrition, tobacco cessation and general wellness education. When combined, the services at AWC can help prevent injuries, which ultimately can help improve unit readiness and fitness, according to Munsterman.

The new AWC will be open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; closed Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

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