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The Army’s greatest asset is its people – the folks who deliver on readiness, modernization and reform.

The quality of life and health care benefits provided to the men and women serving the nation is a top priority for Army leadership. So, the Security Assistance Command partnered with Army Materiel Command, its higher headquarters, to conduct a health benefits fair Thursday.

The event kicked off the Army’s 2020 open enrollment for health, dental and vision insurance, which runs Nov. 11 through Dec. 9.

According to Teri Hassell, USASAC operations specialist and this year’s fair coordinator, both AMC and USASAC are privileged to have so many dedicated civilians and veterans in their workforce.

“It’s an honor to have such a knowledgeable and committed workforce. Taking care of people drives readiness,” Hassell said. “One aspect of this event is that it showcases the healthcare choices and options available so our workforce can make the best decisions for their families.”

More than 10 insurance companies attended the event as well as representatives from Still Serving Veterans, Roy Sleep Medicine, Costco, Fox Army Health Center, Salute to Life, Wellness Coaching and Massage Therapy. Blood pressure screenings and massages were also offered to fair attendees.

“Again, we wanted to provide a one stop shop when it comes to health and well-being. An environment where our workforce could grab a quick massage, have their blood pressure checked, but most importantly take time to get their questions answered in regards to health, dental, vision and medical screening,” Hassell said.

In addition to the Health benefits fair, USASAC hosted a bone marrow drive on behalf of Salute to Life.

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