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Army Wellness Center

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Mission

The Army Wellness Center (AWC) provides integrated and standardized programs and services that promote enhanced and sustained healthy lifestyles to improve the overall readiness of the Army.

Vision

Be the leader in delivering the most effective health and wellness services that change the world.

Health and Wellness Questionnaire

Prior to your AWC appointment, you are required to fill out the Health and Wellness Questionnaire (HWQ).

This includes all classes and assessments.

Do you have a Common Access Card (CAC)?

We will not accept paper copies of the HWQ from those with CAC enabled computer access.  

HWQs are updated every 30 days.

If you DO NOT have a CAC, arrive 15 minutes early to fill out the HWQ. 

Programs and Services Offered 

All Army Wellness Center services are open to all active duty, active duty dependents, retirees, and Reservists. 

The Army Wellness Center programs help build and sustain good health. Army Wellness Center (AWC) Health Educators and services empower individuals to set their own health goals and achieve them. AWC programs and services address lifestyle change in areas that affect both short and long-term health, engaging people in their “life space” - the places where they live, work, relax and rest.  

Health Assessment Review

The foundation of the AWC 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.

  • Risk Stratification
  • Wellness Questionnaires
  • Biometric Screening

Body Composition Analysis

  • Body fat percentage is a value that tells you how much of your body weight is made up of fat. Knowing and tracking your body composition rather than a number on a traditional scale is a better indicator of health. The AWC utilizes the BOD POD, known as the practical gold standard in body composition testing.
  • The BOD POD uses air displacement to measure fat and fat-free mass and can accommodate a wide range of populations. A full test requires only about five minutes, and provides highly accurate, safe, comfortable, and fast test results.

Appointment Preparation

No food, exercise, drink, or nicotine for five hours prior to appointment. 

All clothing material MUST be spandex or nylon.

Men :spandex or compression shorts. 
Women: spandex bottoms above the knee, compression shorts with sports bra that does not have pads or metal, or bathing suit without pads or metal.

Physical Fitness Testing

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. 

Appointment Preparation

No food, exercise, drink, or nicotine for five hours prior to appointment. 

Healthy Nutrition

Metabolic Testing is conducted using metabolic equipment to measure resting metabolic rate to provide tailored strategies for weight loss, weight gain, or maintenance. 

Appointment Preparation

No food, exercise, drink, or nicotine for five hours prior to appointment, attend Upping Your Metabolism class prior to first Metabolic testing appointment. 

Stress Management

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. 

Appointment Preparation

Attend Stress Management Education class and no caffeine or nicotine for 30 minutes prior to first Stress Management Training appointment. 

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 - AWCs support the physical and emotional components, preventing chronic diseases through healthy living habits, and self-care. 

Tobacco 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 to Army Public Health Nursing

Most classes are taught weekly. Our monthly class schedule can be found on our Facebook page or by contacting the AWC.

Contact Us

Hours

Monday-Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesdays: 7:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
CLOSED

11:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Federal holidays

Phone

910-643-2101

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Location

901 Armistead Street
Fort Bragg, NC 29310
Don't forget to keep your family's information up-to-date in DEERS.