Soldiers must live within 400 miles of the event location for which they register.
|DATE ||LOCATION ||VENUE |
|12-14 Feb 16 ||New Orleans, LA ||Couples/Singles |
|18-20 Mar 16 ||Orlando, FL ||Couples/Family |
|20-22 May 16 ||Nashville, TN ||Couples/Singles |
|17-19 Jun 16 ||Savannah, GA ||Couples/Singles/Family |
|22-24 Jul 16 ||Ft. Walton Beach, Fl ||Couples/Singles/Family |
|12-14 Aug 16 ||Charlotte, NC ||Couples/Singles/Family |
QUESTIONS: [email protected],
or SFC WIGGINS AT 803-751-9638
Strong Bonds is the premier Army training program designed to increase Soldier and Family member readiness and resiliency through relationship education and skills training. There is compelling evidence that Soldiers who build successful marriages and relationships are more productive, suffer fewer illnesses (including PTSD), and are more likely to reenlist in the Army. As a member of the Army Reserve, you are eligible to attend a Strong Bonds weekend with your spouse or Family every other year. If you are single, we have events for you, too! The 81st RSC funds your pay, travel, meals, and per diem for you and your dependents. In other words, this program is of no cost to your unit.
In FY15, 32% of Strong Bonds attendees within the 81st RSC were AGR Soldiers. We love our AGR Soldiers, but we aim to increase the ratio of TPU Soldiers attending Strong Bonds events in FY16. We also have a disproportional number of officers attending Strong Bonds events, in relation to enlisted Soldiers. Please help us spread the word about Strong Bonds down to the lowest level!
We attempted to strategically position our FY16 Strong Bonds event locations so that all Soldiers within the 81st RSC footprint fall within 400 miles of at least one event. Mileage exceptions that exceed 400 miles may be considered for Soldiers in extenuating circumstances, such as deployment, or those living farther than 400 miles from all the event locations.
Registration requests may be submitted for the attached Strong Bonds events atStrong Bonds Registration/User View.aspx
A CAC Card is required to access the registration site. Recommend you use internet explorer as your browser, as other browsers may or may not work.
Each venue has a cap, and when they are full, the event will close. Please register early to ensure a training seat. Dependents must be enrolled in DEERS in order to be approved to attend.
If you live in Puerto Rico, you will attend Strong Bonds training events in Puerto Rico, sponsored by the First MSC. Please contact your Chaplain/Chain of Command for your Strong Bonds dates and information.
Note: FY16 Strong Bonds will provide childcare for dependent children ages 0-6 for all of our events: Singles, Couples and Families.
If you have difficulties or questions please email or call the 81st Strong Bonds Team at:
POC: Sgt. 1st Class Wiggins at 803-751-9638