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Health Readiness Center of Excellence command team visits San Antonio Lighthouse

By Jose E. Rodriguez | Health Readiness Center of Excellence Public Affairs | July 30, 2019

The U.S. Army Medical Department Center & School, Health Readiness Center of Excellence command team paid a visit to the San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind & Vision Impaired July 19.

Mike Gilliam, SA Lighthouse CEO/President, provided Maj. Gen. G Patrick D. Sargent and Command Sgt. Maj. Buck O'Neal, the AMEDDC&S HRCoE Command Team, a tour of their manufacturing facility on Roosevelt Avenue.

SA Lighthouse employees produce inclement weather trousers, extreme weather trousers, combat shirts, and retention systems ot chinstraps for the U.S. Army; more than 195,000 total units each year. Many know the SA Lighthouse for the writing utensils and office supplies they manufacture and ship to the entire U.S. military.

Manufacturing products at the SA Lighthouse provides more opportunities to employ both blind and vision impaired individuals with competitive wages and full comprehensive benefit packages. They employ more than 250 individuals that are blind or severely vision impaired.