DOD announces pilot sites for Healthy Base Initiative|
3/18/2013 - WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Thirteen pilot sites will participate in the Healthy Base Initiative, a demonstration project for the Defense Department's Operation Live Well, Pentagon officials announced March 18.
Among the 13 chosen were Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii; Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho; Yokota Air Base, Japan; and March Air Force Base, Calif.
Operation Live Well is aimed at increasing the health and wellness of the total force, including civilians and family members, officials said.
Other pilot sites participating in the Healthy Base Initiative assessment are military installations: Fort Bragg, N.C.; Fort Sill, Okla.; Submarine Base New London, Conn.; Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center/Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command, Twentynine Palms, Calif.; Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.; Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Mass.; and Camp Dodge, Iowa.
The Defense Logistics Agency at Fort Belvoir, Va., and Defense Health Headquarters, Falls Church, Va., are also participating in the project.
As part of the year-long demonstration project, participating installations will be examined for their ability to create environments that enable sustainable healthy lifestyles, officials said. Best practices across participants will be shared with the services for further implementation throughout the force, they added.
(Courtesy of American Forces Press Service)