Defense Health Agency Promotes Armed Forces Wellness Centers

The purpose is to empower military fitness and family well-being.

The Defense Health Agency recently welcomed the spouses of senior enlisted leaders to the Armed Forces Wellness Center at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. The trip allowed these military spouses to assess the center’s services and their applicability to service members, their families, and Department of Defense (DOD) civilians.

The Wellness Centers, an Army program established in 2008, now encompass all branches of the military with a focus on promoting healthy behavior change through evidence-based education, coaching, and technology for service members, military retirees, and DOD civilians.

According to Nicole Leth, director of the Fort Belvoir Armed Forces Wellness Center, “A service member as they … move to different locations, will receive consistent service.” She stated, “They’re getting the same assessments, the same care, and the same education. It makes it nice for continuity of care.”

As a military spouse herself, Director Leth stressed the importance of family support in achieving health and wellness goals, as it significantly contributes to the overall well-being of service members.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For officials in the Defense Department as they promote health and well-being through the wellness centers.
  • For military personnel and their families as they consider methods to build healthy and balanced lifestyles.
  • For wisdom for the wellness center directors as they seek to assist service members and their spouses.

Sources: Department of Defense


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