When Hunter is off-duty, spending time with his family is top priority. Tonight after work, Hunter and his family head to the local ice rink to meet with friends and skate with members of his son's ice hockey team.
Hunter passes his son the puck on ice rink

WINEGARNER: So we're getting on home, and spending time with the family at five o'clock or so every day is enough time before my kids go to bed — they usually go and do something fun. A couple times a week we'll go and do some ice hockey with my son.

CORMAC: Daddy's home! Yay!

WINEGARNER: Hey, buddy.


WINEGARNER: How's it going? You guys ready for hockey tonight?

REESE:     Yeah!


MORGAN: Are you ready?

WINEGARNER: Yeah? Cormac, can you help me with any of these? I need some help, big guy.

REESE: I'll drive.

MORGAN:  Reese wants to drive. (laughter)

WINEGARNER: We started Cormac out when he was — how old were you when you first started skating?


WINEGARNER: Two. I think we got him on his first set of skates pretty quickly after he learned how to walk, but now how old are you?


WINEGARNER: He's four, and that's kind of when kids can start skating with a group and doing actual hockey stuff.

Good. Coming around. All the way around. And when you get it, take a shot. Oh my goodness, you shot all the way down the ice! Holy cow!

I guess I started skating when I was five, and growing up in Alaska it was kind of the thing to do. And I've continued to play, even as a doctor. Some of the guys that came out today are guys that I've met with my unit that also play hockey, and it continues to be a big part of my life and something that's really important to me. It's a misconception if people think that being an Army doctor is going to be too busy to have a life outside of work. As this guy can attest, there's times where it's busy and there's times where it's hard to make it happen, but for the most part it's part of the lifestyle of being an Army doctor that you get time with your family. 

Hunter Winegarner, M.D.
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Family Time: An Army Surgeon's Priority

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