U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., made the rounds in Richmond Hill on Thursday, paying a visit to the Richmond Hill Medical Home and then serving as guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill’s weekly meeting.
Kingston first joined community officials and staff of the Richmond Hill Medical Home during its open house to celebrate nearly 18 months of providing health care to military families.
Since opening in March 2011, the community-based clinic, operated by Winn Army Community Hospital on Fort Stewart, has provided primary care, lab services, immunizations, radiology, and behavioral health and pharmacy services to military families and retirees within a 30-mile radius of Fort Stewart.
Kingston, a Savannah resident who represents the 1st District, congratulated the clinic’s staff on the services, and said providing convenient health care to military families is an important part of ensuring American soldiers are ahead of the curve.
“We don’t want our soldiers, our sailors or our airmen to ever have to fight a fair fight,” Kingston told the crowd of about 20 people. “We want them to have the best tanks, the best airplanes, the best missiles and the best rifles that’s out there on the market today, and we want them to have the best training.
“But the other part of having the best military is also making sure you’re taking care of the quality of life and particularly the families, because you can’t deploy off to Afghanistan if you’re going to be worrying about your family.”
Read more in the Aug. 11 edition of the News.