Holistic Health and Fitness (H2F)
H2F Lead Contact Information:
1BCT: CPT Anna Cardenas: firstname.lastname@example.org
2BCT: CPT Bobbi Hawthorn: email@example.com
3BCT: CPT Haley Yaw: firstname.lastname@example.org
CAB: 1LT Jessica Wonn: email@example.com
DSB: MAJ Christina Deehl: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Holistic Health and Fitness (H2F) Program is the multi-disciplinary integration of five domains of readiness- physical, nutritional, mental, spiritual, and sleep, specifically designed to improve operational performance, ensure Soldier deployability and well-being, and build resilience of our Force so that we can deploy anywhere in the world to shape, deter, fight, and win.
A Force that is at the peak of performance, prepared to engage all missions while maintaining resiliency, and holistic health throughout their service and beyond. H2F is the XVIII ABN Corps’ comprehensive, integrated, and immersive health, fitness, and performance optimization system that generates lethal soldiers who are physically, mentally, and spiritually ready to engage and prevail in large scale combat operations.
Implementation of the H2F System is the XVIII ABC’s focus to:
1) Enhance Soldier lethality and readiness
2) Optimize physical and non-physical performance
3) Reduce injury rates, particularly over-use MSKI rates
4) Reduce time lost to injury and accelerate return to duty by enhancing the rehabilitative process
5) Invest in individual Soldiers’ health and well-being to extend career longevity
Ready and Resilient Performance (R2)
As Soldiers, we often train the physical, tactical, and technical elements of a performance, but neglect to train our minds to help us execute at the highest level. High performers execute consistently and perform to their fullest potential. Distractions like the weather, external pressure, self-doubt, or not feeling ‘in the zone’ are common barriers to our best possible performance.
You can learn how to perform your best regardless of the circumstances you’re in. Experts at R2 Performance Centers located at installations Army wide, offer a variety of training to help you reach your full potential. Some offerings include:
Mindfulness is a mental training technique focused on learning how to stay in the present moment, notice thoughts and emotions, and accept them as they are without judgment. Instead of judging an emotion like anxiety as "bad" and trying to change it, just notice that you're feeling anxious, embrace that it's a normal part of life, and re-direct your attention back to the present moment. Research shows that practicing mindfulness on a consistent basis leads to better emotion regulation, mood, sleep, performance, and focus.
Mental Skills Foundation
Have you ever heard someone say something like, “I’m awful at school” that either prevents them from enrolling in classes or negatively impacts their performance in a course? Have you heard someone vent about how running isn’t their thing? Your beliefs about your ability to grow and improve can either set you up to reach your full potential or cause you to plateau early. You can learn to identify how your beliefs may be holding you back and how to get your thoughts to start working for you, rather than against you.
If you have ever struggled to approach a situation with confidence, like giving a brief to leadership, qualifying your weapon, taking a course, or passing the ACFT, Performance Experts can help you learn how to build your confidence and the confidence of your team. By identifying personal strengths, learning how high performers interpret failure and success, and correcting ineffective thoughts, you can look at new challenges as an opportunity instead of a threat.
Peak performance requires us to put our attention in the right place at the right time. Our attention can be internal (focused on thought or sensations in the body like pain) or external (look broadly at our environment or focused specifically on a target). When you’re qualifying your weapon, has your mind ever wandered to doubts about qualifying, an argument you had earlier, physical discomfort, weather, or noise around you? You can learn to manage distractions, identify where your attention should be, and then direct your brain there in the moment so you can set yourself up for peak performance.
Different performances require different levels of energy, for example, the two-mile run vs. the sprint, drag, carry. Understanding those differences allows you to prioritize what you can control and be more deliberate with how you use your energy, and how to utilize breathing techniques to help you maintain composure and maximize recovery opportunities
We often set goals but then get side-tracked by other demands or can’t sustain the motivation over the long-term. Sometimes we may find ourselves in charge of assigning and overseeing tasks, but no one seems to be motivated to get the job done (or done right). You can learn research-based techniques to help coach yourself and others to sustain motivation and effort over the long term so you can meet goals.
Frequently, there are important tasks or performances we need to execute but we don’t have the time to practice as much as we like. We are learning a new task, like one of the new elements of the ACFT, but can’t practice every day without causing harm to our bodies. Imagery is a proven technique that helps build skill, accelerate learning, and build muscle memory by running through mental rehearsals.
Academic Performance Training (APT)
Having the right mindset and tools is critical to excel as a student (whether you are in AIT, pursuing a college degree, in a medical course, or preparing for EFMB). Learning content and excelling in a course has a lot to do with the study skills you have learned over time. APT can teach you how to memorize material, remember what you read, increase test performance, streamline your note-taking, and generally work smarter not harder.
For more information about R2 Performance and the Master Resilience Trainer Program click here.
Army Wellness Center (AWC)
Goals of the Army Wellness Center
Army Wellness Centers (AWC) provide programs and services that improve and sustain health, performance, and readiness of the Total Army delivered by highly trained health professionals. The AWCs are an actionable platform delivering evidence based programs that improve individual and unit readiness, utilizing mobile advanced testing technology, providing immediate feedback to improve Soldier readiness delivered by highly trained health & human performance professionals.
The AWC approach to service is holistic. AWC staff members take into account all of an individual's physical, psychological and social circumstances when providing services. A holistic approach is important because a person's health cannot be fully addressed unless we consider the whole person.
Health assessment review - An analysis of a person's health status, risk for disease, and ability to increase physical activity safely.
Physical fitness - Using state-of-the-art equipment, physical fitness level is assessed and used to create an individualized exercise prescription.
Healthy nutrition - Use of metabolic testing that synchronizes an individual's resting metabolic rate to provide tailored strategies for weight loss, gain or maintenance.
Stress management - Education in biofeedback, stress relief techniques, and positive coping skills.
General wellness education - Classes on topics such as healthy lifestyles, good sleep habits, increased resiliency, preventing chronic disease through healthy living habits, and self-care.
Tobacco education - An assessment of an individual's readiness to change with a discussion of possible options for becoming tobacco-free.
Q: Do I need a referral to be seen in the Army Wellness Center?
A: There are three ways to be seen in the Wellness Center
- Referral by a healthcare provider
- Referral by your unit
- Self-referral. Although walk-ins are welcome, you are encouraged to make an appointment so we can tailor your appointment to meet your needs and provide any special instructions
Q: Can Family members and retirees be seen in the Army Wellness Center?
A: All Military Health System beneficiaries are eligible for Army Wellness Center services.
Q: What if I PCS?
A: All visits are charted in your electronic medical record and also in the Army Wellness Center web-based system so your record will follow you and you can pick up where you left off with your wellness plan.
Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR)
Army MWR exists because the U.S. Army states it “…is committed to the well-being of the community of people who serve and stand ready to defend the nation, to enhance the lives of Soldiers, their families, civilian employees, and military retirees.” The mission is to serve the needs, interests and responsibilities of each individual in the Army community for as long as they are associated with the Army, no matter where they are.
Family and MWR, seeks to bridge the gap between the garrison and the local community, and contribute to the Army’s strength and readiness by offering services that reduce stress, build skills and self confidence for Soldiers and their families.
Army Community Service (ACS)
Army Community Service (ACS) is an organization designed to provide effective and efficient programs that contribute to the readiness and well-being of Soldiers, Retirees, Civilian Employees and their Families.
ACS MISSION STATEMENT
- Facilitate commander's ability to provide comprehensive, standardized, coordinated, and responsive services that support Soldiers, Department of the Army (DA) Civilians, and Families regardless of geographical location.
- Maximize technology and resources, eliminate duplication in service delivery, and measure service effectiveness.
For more information about ACS you can go to the following...
Family Advocacy Program (FAP)
The Family Advocacy Program (FAP) helps Soldiers and their Families recognize and prepare for the unique challenges of military lifestyles. Our services include seminars, workshops, counseling, and intervention to help strengthen the relationships of Army Families.
We are also dedicated to the prevention domestic abuse, child abuse, and neglect of Soldiers and their Families through offering education, prompt reporting, investigation, intervention, and treatment.
FAMILY ADVOCACY PROGRAM
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|Tuesday||9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.|
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|Friday||7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.|
1501 William C. Lee Rd., Fort Campbell, KY 42223
ACES Mission: ACES provides lifelong learning, readiness, and resilience through flexible and quality education programs, services, and systems in support of the total Army.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
DHR/Education Services-Army Continuing Education System (ACES)
Location: 202 Bastogne Ave. Fort Campbell, KY
EDUCATION CENTER SERVICES
Counseling: Professional Guidance Counselors are available to provide education counseling for Soldiers. Guidance Counselors assist you in understanding benefits and opportunities to achieve educational and career goals. They provide information on College programs available on and off Post, Tuition Assistance, Credentialing Assistance Program, Commissioning programs, GT Improvement, Financial Aid, GI Bill/Incentive Education Benefits, Joint Services Transcript (JST), Army Personnel Testing, DSST, and CLEP testing. Phone: 270-798-3201 or 270-461-1469
Military OneSource is your 24/7 connection to information, answers and support to help you reach your goals, overcome challenges and thrive. As a member of our military family, you are eligible to use this Department of Defense-funded program anytime, anywhere. Turn to Military OneSource for tax services, spouse employment help, webinars and online training, relocation and deployment tools, and much more. Learn about some of the ways we serve you.
Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)
The Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) mission is to strengthen the overall fitness and effectiveness of the Army's workforce. ASAP enhances the combat readiness of Soldiers by providing guidance and leadership on all non-clinical alcohol and other drug policy issues; developing, establishing, administering, and evaluating non-clinical alcohol and other drug (AOD) abuse prevention, education, and training programs; overseeing the Military, Drug-Free Workplace and Department of Transportation biochemical (drug) testing programs; and overseeing local ASAP offices worldwide.