Armed Forces Wellness Center
The AFWC provides integrated primary prevention programs and services that promote enhanced and sustained healthy lifestyles to improve the overall well-being of Service Members, DoD Civilians, military retirees and family members.
AFWC Core Programs
Health Assessment Review
The foundation of the AFWC core programs include a series of assessments and questionnaires to determine the current level of an individual’s health and identify the changes that will be necessary to reduce risk factors for disease prevention, and ability to increase physical activity safely. Client should complete the health and wellness questionnaire prior to their appointment. The questionnaire can be found at the following link: AFWC Health and Wellness Tracker website
- Biometric Screening
- Wellness Questionnaires
- Risk Stratification
The Physical Fitness Assessment focuses on health related physical fitness components such as cardio-respiratory fitness, body composition, muscular fitness (strength and endurance), and flexibility, which have strong relationships with good health, characterized by an ability to perform daily activities with energy, and are associated with lower prevalence of chronic disease and health conditions and their risk factors. Results are used to create individualized exercise prescription to help you achieve your goals.
Metabolic Testing is conducted using metabolic equipment to measure resting metabolic rate to provide tailored strategies for weight loss, weight gain, or maintenance.
Provide education and training on biofeedback, stress relief techniques, and positive coping skills. Deep breathing, guided imagery, progressive muscle relaxation, and mindfulness meditation are utilized.
General Wellness Education
Increase positive health behaviors through education. A healthy lifestyle encompasses more than diet and exercise - it also includes tobacco habits, alcohol consumption, safety, and sleep habits, all of which are examined through the Health Assessment Review. Education topics include healthy lifestyles, increased resiliency - AFWCs support the physical and emotional components, preventing chronic diseases through healthy living habits, and self-care.
Tobacco Cessation Education
Prevent the initiation of tobacco use and screen for tobacco use. Assess an individual's readiness to change with a discussion of possible options for becoming tobacco-free. Those who are ready to quit will be referred Tobacco Cessation Program through Primary Care.
* Most classes are taught weekly. Our monthly class schedule can be found on our Instagram page
** All services are free. For more information, call 520-533-5311 or go to the Defense Center for Public Health AFWC website