FORT SILL, Okla. -- Operation Live Well Health Expo kicks off today at 9 a.m. at the Graham Resiliency Training Center and Rinehart Fitness Center on Fort Sill.

The expo launches a yearlong emphasis on healthier living, better nutrition, increased physical activity and eliminating negative lifestyle habits, such as tobacco use, obesity and inactivity.

Operation Live Well is part of the Healthy Base Initiative launched by the Department of Defense this spring. Fort Sill was chosen as one of two Army installations out of 13 U.S. military installations selected for the program.

The expo is a coordinated plan to use the facilities and resources the post already has to address these health issues, rather than create new programs.

Schedule of events
9a.m. Opening ceremonies/ Grand Opening, Army Wellness Center, GRTC main stage.
Maj. Gen. Mark McDonald, Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill commanding general, will preside over the Health Expo opening ceremony and officially open the Fort Sill Army Wellness Center on the GRTC campus.

9:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. Health Monitoring Stations open, Army Wellness Center, GRTC campus.

9:15-10 a.m. Zumbafest! Latin dance demonstration, GRTC main stage.

9:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. Healthy Living vendor booths open, GRTC campus. Vendors include:

- Healthy food and nutrition vendors.

- A "Smoke House" and fire truck display for kids provided by Fort Sill Fire Department.

- A "Drunk Driving" demonstration provided by Army Substance Abuse Program.

- Blood pressure screening, nutritional eating displays, tobacco cessation counseling and other information provided by Reynolds Army Community Hospital.

- Fit Kids of Comanche County exhibit.

- DENTAC oral health care exhibit.

- A quarter-mile walking/running track.

- A climbing wall and bounce house for children.

10 a.m. Strength of Character class, GRTC classroom.

10 a.m. Healthy Snacks Demonstration, GRTC kitchen.

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Farmers Market opens, Fort Sill Commissary.

10:15-11:10 a.m. NBA FIT Boot Camp Clinic, Rinehart Fitness Center (See details below)

11:30 a.m. Meet and greet with NBA players and legends, GRTC.

11:30 a.m. Cooking Demonstration #1, GRTC kitchen.

Noon Strengths in Leadership and Challenge class, GRTC classroom.

12:30 p.m. Cooking Demonstration #2, GRTC kitchen.

12:30 p.m. Door prizes drawing, GRTC.

1 p.m. Assertive Communication Seminar, GRTC classroom.

1 p.m. Children's Functional Fitness Challenge, GRTC gymnasium.

1-5 p.m. Blood drive, Rinehart Fitness Center (Call the Red Cross to schedule appointments at 800-733-2767).

NBA FIT Boot Camp
Registration for the NBA FIT Boot Camp Clinic opens at 9:15 a.m. in the lobby of the Rinehart Fitness Center and is open to the first 100 youth who register. The clinic begins at 10:15 a.m. and ends at 11:10 a.m. Oklahoma City Thunder Center Daniel Orton will be on hand. A parent or guardian must sign a release waiver for all children and youth, and remain onsite throughout the clinic for children ages 6-12. For youth ages 13-18, a parent or guardian must sign the release. All children and youth must be picked up by 11:10 a.m. Youth should wear proper basketball attire to include athletic shoes. A T-shirt will be provided on registration. The clinic is open to authorized Family and MWR patrons.