By James BrabenecJanuary 8, 2020
FORT SILL, Oklahoma, Jan. 8, 2020 -- The staff of an updated facility will display their services and capabilities to the Lawton-Fort Sill community during an open house Jan. 15.
Post leaders will dedicate the Graham Performance Enhancement Center (GPEC) with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 1 p.m. with the open house to follow from 2-4 p.m.
Lisa Johnson, GPEC community ready and resilience coordinator, said during the open house people can tour the building and talk with subject matter experts of the various programs offered. There will also be demonstrations of GPEC capabilities as well as handouts people can refer to for future visits or appointments, either for individual or unit needs.
She said the facility staff has taken the resilience concept and thought process and pushed it to the next level. While resilience offered people the ability to bounce back from adversity to a place they were before something happened, the GPEC will help people to bounce back past where they used to be.
"It's all about the next step -- how do we continuously improve what we have going on," said Johnson, an Army veteran.
Housed in Building 2934 Marcy Road, the facility's programs consist of pregnancy and postpartum physical training, the Army Wellness Center, and the ready and resilience performance center.
Regarding the staff of the GPEC, Johnson said, "We have a lot of great subject matter experts in their individual lanes who really care and are dedicated to our community. I think the passion they provide to the jobs they do hopefully will continue to pull people back into the building."
She said the GPEC staff also maintains an awareness of each other's capabilities as well as other agencies on post to provide individuals or groups with the most techniques and tools available.
"The overall intent is while people may go to the Army Wellness Center to enhance or improve their physical fitness, that the wellness center staff is coordinating with the ready and resilience performance experts so they can offer their assistance should any roadblocks pop up preventing customers from reaching their goals," she said.