DOD Announces Pilot Sites for Healthy Base Initiative
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, March 18, 2013 Thirteen pilot sites will participate in the Healthy Base Initiative, a demonstration project for the Defense Department’s Operation Live Well, Pentagon officials announced today.
Operation Live Well is aimed at increasing the health and wellness of the total force, including civilians and family members, officials said.
Eleven of the pilot sites participating in the Healthy Base Initiative assessment are military installations: Fort Bragg, N.C.; Fort Sill, Okla.; Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii; Submarine Base New London, Conn.; Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho; Yokota Air Base, Japan; 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.; March Air Force Base, Calif.; and Camp Dodge, Iowa.
The other two pilot sites are the Defense Logistics Agency at Fort Belvoir, Va., and Defense Health Headquarters, Falls Church, Va.
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.