• Red Cross volunteers were on hand to inform and educate the Bamberg community during the Ready and Resilient Community Health Fair, held at the Freedom Fitness Facility on May 31.

    Red Cross volunteers

    Red Cross volunteers were on hand to inform and educate the Bamberg community during the Ready and Resilient Community Health Fair, held at the Freedom Fitness Facility on May 31.

  • Students from Mrs. Heit's third grade class at Bamberg Elementary School learned about various aspects of health and safety at the Community Health Fair.

    Health and safety

    Students from Mrs. Heit's third grade class at Bamberg Elementary School learned about various aspects of health and safety at the Community Health Fair.

  • Harriette Gates, Women, Infant and Children counselor at USAG Bamberg, instructs children and adults on healthy eating habit during the garrison's Community Health Fair May 31.

    Eating habits

    Harriette Gates, Women, Infant and Children counselor at USAG Bamberg, instructs children and adults on healthy eating habit during the garrison's Community Health Fair May 31.

BAMBERG, Germany (June 5, 2013) -- Third graders from Bamberg Elementary School learned how to properly brush their teeth at the Bamberg Community Health Fair May 31 at the Freedom Fitness Facility.

The health fair had something for everyone. All garrison community members, including Soldiers, family members, retirees and civilians were invited to attend the fair. More than 30 community agencies were on hand to offer advice and services.

New Parent Support Services; Women, Infants, Children; and Child, Youth and School Services were on hand with gift bags and information for children and parents. The Red Cross even had a CPR dummy on hand for demonstrations.

There were also booths representing branches of the medical clinic, including nursing and dentistry, where students and adults could pick up tooth brushes and remind themselves of properly hygiene techniques.

The event supported the Army's Ready and Resilient Campaign. Known as R2C, Army Secretary John McHugh signed the directive on Feb. 4 to integrate and synchronize the multiple efforts and programs designed to improve the readiness and resilience of the total force.

The R2C campaign's website is available at www.army.mil/readyandresilient, and is designed as a "one-stop shop" for resources related to Soldier resilience and readiness. The site includes sections for medical readiness, personal readiness, and Soldier transition issues.

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