By Vanessa Lynch, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Public AffairsFebruary 15, 2011
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Before enjoying the free Lt. Dan Band concert, 7 p.m., Feb. 12, Martinez Physical Fitness Center, here, enjoy the "Rock 'N Wellness" Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Expo, 3-6 p.m., Tropics Recreation Center, here.
The expo will provide information to the community on all of the programs for Soldiers and families through the lens of CSF.
The event will feature interactive booths and giveaways, and educate the community about the CSF mission.
Activities include a running form analysis, pull-ups and jump rope contests, an Army recruiting table rock wall and a kiddie bounce house. Free body composition and blood pressure health assessments will also be available.
Rock 'N Wellness is the first CSF post-wide event. Although the community has held a number of expos and health and wellness fairs in the past, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii is no stranger to multidimensional wellness methodologies and service delivery models.
"This is an opportunity for Soldiers and families to learn about new initiatives going on in their communities, to
understand what the community and the Army is doing to enhance the individual and family health and well being our military, and most of all, to have fun," said Regina Peirce, Army Community Service.
During the preshow expo, participants can learn about CSF and find how it applies specifically to their individual or family situation.
"CSF is relatively new to the Army, but Army-Hawaii has been very progressive and ahead of the curve when it comes to infusing its programs with the concepts of CSF," Peirce said.
The Army is approaching a decade of sustained combat operations, resulting in an increased level of stress on Soldiers and their families. The service is responding by embracing a wellness concept that approaches resiliency from various angles and acknowledges that Soldiers and families deserve the best community approach to well-being that it can offer, in a streamlined fashion.
CSF reflects the Army's investment in force readiness and quality of life for Soldiers, family members and civilians by emphasizing the importance of physical, emotional, social, family and spiritual strength.
To learn more about Rock 'N Wellness, call Peirce at 808-655-1670 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.