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January 28, 2011
Strong Bonds sessions for 2011
|The 88th Regional Support Command (RSC) will host a
number of Strong Bonds enrichment weekends for married and single Army
Reserve Soldiers and their Family members in the 88th RSC’s 19-state
region of responsibility. The 88th RSC is headquartered at Fort McCoy.
The Strong Bonds program encourages a safe and relaxed environment where
Soldiers and military couples can learn new skills that help prevent the
disintegration of their most-important relationships.
Strong Bonds offers three programs:
The Marriage Enrichment Retreat for the married Army couple seeks to
strengthen the marital bond through marriage education, better
communication and relationship enhancement.
The Single Soldier Retreat focuses on helping single Soldiers learn
decision-making, goal-setting and relationship-enhancement skills in a
very interactive environment.
The Military Family Enrichment Retreat helps military Families work
together, with the focus on skills that help the Military Family stay
The schedule, by month, is:
February: 11-13 (Marriage Enrichment), Chicago; 11-13 (Single
Life Enrichment), Chicago;
March: 11-13 (Military Family Enrichment), Salt Lake City; 25-27
(Marriage Enrichment), Denver;
April: 8-10 (Marriage Enrichment), Branson, Mo.; 29-(May) 1
(including pre-deployment Marriage Enrichment), Park City, Utah;
May: 13-15 (Single Life Enrichment), Seattle; 20-22 (Marriage
Enrichment), Duluth, Minn.;
June: 10-12 (Single Life Enrichment), Denver; 24-26 (Marriage
July: 15-17 (Marriage Enrichment), Kansas City, Mo.; 22-24
(Single Life Enrichment), Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; 29-31 (Marriage
Enrichment), Twin Cities, Minn.;
August: 12-14 (Marriage Enrichment), St. Louis; 19-21 (Military
Family Enrichment), Coeur d’Alene, Idaho;
September: 9-11 (Single Life Enrichment), Chicago.
Soldiers are requested to check for unit-sponsored events. Soldiers from
the Major Army Command (MACOM) sponsoring an event receive preference
for MACOM-sponsored events.
All MACOM-sponsored events are open to the general military population
30 days out from the event.
For more information about the Strong Bonds program go to the website
For more information about Strong Bonds in the Fort McCoy community,
contact the following personnel in the 88th RSC: Chaplain (Maj.) Jason
firstname.lastname@example.org; Staff Sgt. David Mangan, 608-388-0541,
or the Strong Bonds team Chaplain (Capt.) Robert Sunman, 608-388-0554,
or Sgt. John Sanchez, 608-388-0555,