ARLINGTON, Va. (6/27/13) – The Army National Guard today announced the launch of Guard Your Health (http://www.guardyourhealth.org), a website developed to be a central place for Army National Guard Soldiers and family members to find information and resources on health topics and medical readiness.
The Guard Your Health website is tailored to the unique health and wellness needs and experiences of Army National Guard Soldiers and families. Website visitors can access health tips, expert commentary and community forums on topics such as nutrition, exercise, stress, sleep, dental health, readiness and family resilience.
“Army National Guard Soldiers face unique challenges because of their dual responsibilities as citizens and Soldiers,” said Col. (Dr.) Anne Naclerio, Army National Guard chief surgeon. “The challenges weigh heavily on their lifestyle choices and can affect their comprehensive fitness and readiness. Guard Your Health is a one-stop shop of information tailored for Soldiers and their families, offering motivation and support to overcome challenges and make healthy decisions for the rest of their lives—for themselves, their families and their units.”
Naclerio also noted that the website motto, “My Mission. My Health.” was chosen by Soldiers across the country because it reflects the personal responsibility of each Soldier and family member to maintain health and readiness.
The website supports the Army National Guard Chief Surgeon’s efforts to build and sustain a resilient, adaptable and medically ready Citizen-Soldier force. The Chief Surgeon’s mission is to build medical readiness of the force in order to fulfill the Army National Guard’s state and federal missions.
Website content is tailored for Soldiers and their roles in the Army Guard and civilian communities. Beyond health articles, content includes a custom-developed Army Physical Fitness Test calculator, a tool to identify Soldiers’ and families’ eligible benefits and listings of free treatment and support resources available to the Army Guard community.
The website’s responsive design provides an optimal viewing experience across a variety of devices including desktop or laptop computers, tablets and smartphones. This optimization will enable website users to view, share and act upon available resources from any location through the devices they use and carry every day.