FY 2013 Strong Bonds training open for
military, Family members
|Strong Bonds training sessions to help build resiliency
in Soldiers and their Family members will be offered in fiscal year (FY)
2013 by the 88th Regional Support Command (RSC), which is headquartered
at Fort McCoy.
Classes will be designed for singles, married couples or Families.
Single and Married Classes are three-day training events.
Family Classes are four-day training events. All personnel attending the
classes must live within the 88th’s 19-state region. Funding to attend
classes is available for Reserve (Troop Program Unit) Soldiers, Active
Guard/Reserve and Mobilized Soldiers who live within 400 miles of the
location of the training they plan to attend. Fort McCoy Active
Guard/Reserve and U.S. Army Reserve Mobilized Soldiers also are eligible
to attend a training session.
Military personnel choose the most-relevant training for their lives
that is in accordance with eligibility requirements. Class descriptions
Strong Bonds Marriage Training: For married Soldiers and their
spouses. This event will strengthen marriages by improving
communication, conflict resolution skills, and reconnecting in a team
dynamic. Soldiers and spouses must be legally married. Spouses must be
enrolled in DEERS (Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System) to
attend this event. Girlfriends/boyfriends, significant others and
fiancées are not authorized. Child care is not available.
Training dates: Chicago Nov. 16-18, 2012, Kansas City Feb. 22-24,
Chicago March 8-10, Seattle March 22-24, Chicago and Denver May 3-5, and
May 17-19; Kansas City April 5-7, and St. Louis July 12-14.
Strong Bonds Single Soldier Training: Enhances decision-making
skills that can be applied in all relationships. This event also will
give single Soldiers the tools to build friendship, trust, reliance, and
commitment in respectful and lasting relationships. Child care is not
Training dates: Chicago Feb. 22-24, May 17-19, Aug. 2-4; Seattle
March 22-24, and Kansas City April 5-7.
Strong Bonds Family Training: For military Families to enhance
their relationship skills, improve Family cohesion, and address
challenges and changes within the Family. Families must have one child
at least 7 years old to attend. Children ages 7 and older will
participate in sessions. Child care is available for children 6 and
Training dates: Chicago March 8-10, Aug. 16-18, Denver June 21-23
and St. Louis July 26-28.
An additional Family training session(s) may be scheduled for September.
Soldiers must use the Defense Travel System for all travel to Strong
For more information about Strong Bonds in the 88th RSC region, send
RSC088ChaplainStrongBonds@usar.army.mil or call the Strong Bonds
Program Manager, Chaplain (Capt.) Virginia Emery, at 608-388-0339.