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Camp Shelby hosts 3rd annual Wellness Fair

© A soldier has her blood pressure checked at the 3rd annual Wellness Fair at Camp Shelby Friday. © A soldier has her blood pressure checked at the 3rd annual Wellness Fair at Camp Shelby Friday.
CAMP SHELBY, MS (WDAM) -

Soldiers training at Camp Shelby received some valuable information from the Pine Belt's medical, financial and educational communities Friday. The 3rd annual Wellness Fair at the post gave service members and their families a chance to meet with nurses, dentists and financial planners.

Lots of free services, from blood pressure screenings to massage therapy, were offered. The post's two training brigades sponsored the event.

"We have soldiers from around the world that come here to Camp Shelby and are not familiar with the area, so this is an opportunity for them to take advantage of the resources that are out there in the community," said Sergeant First Class L'Quitha Brock, Wellness NCO for the 177th Armored Brigade.

"It's helpful for the civilians to come in and the soldiers get to interact with them," said Staff Sergeant Cynthia Thomas of the 158th Infantry Brigade.

Nearly two dozen vendors from the Hattiesburg area took part in the fair.

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