Valentine's Day Wish: Stay Together
February 12, 2010
- On Redstone Arsenal, Soldiers and their spouses have a wide array of resources to help them build a better marriage on post.
- The Global War on Terrorism has taken a tremendous toll on the military couple, no matter how strong they've been."
- You realize how much you can lose when they're that far away in a dangerous place. I call him and tell him 'I love you.'"
- "To be an Army couple, you both need to buy into the Army lifestyle."
Aca,!A"You always need to work, to relook at a relationship. You can never do that enough,Aca,!A? Chaplain (Capt.) Jonathan Fisher says of the hard work it takes to have a healthy and loving relationship.
Here are just a few of the many opportunities available to Soldiers and their spouses on Redstone Arsenal to help them work through and strengthen their relationships.
Aca,!Ac Aca,!A"Building Better RelationshipsAca,!A? Workshop -- To register for the free workshop Feb. 20, contact Army Community Service, building 3338, 876-5397. Participants will receive a continental breakfast, sandwich lunch and afternoon snack. Childcare will be available at the Child Development Center. Pre-registration is required.
Aca,!Ac Victim Advocate Program Aca,!" For spouses experiencing domestic abuse. Contact Colleen Nicholson, ACS, building 3338, 876-5397, or call their 24/7 help hotline 508-6613.
Aca,!Ac Fox Army Health Center Aca,!" Provides individual, marital, family and group therapy. To schedule an appointment, call 955-8888.
Aca,!Ac Army Family Team Building Aca,!" Educational program to help spouses learn more about the Army. Contact ACS, 876-5397.
Aca,!Ac Hearts Apart Aca,!" For spouses that are geographically separated from their military spouse. Contact Mary Breeden, ACS, 876-5397, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aca,!Ac Deployment Respite Care Aca,!" Free childcare available, up to 16 hours per child per month, beginning 30 days prior to deployment through 60 days after. Contact Wanda Quigley, Child Youth and School Services, 876-3704.
Aca,!Ac Military OneSource Aca,!" Provides support 24/7 in matters such as counseling, money, deployment, child care, special needs and employment. Call 1-800-342-9647.
Aca,!Ac Strong Bonds Aca,!" Unit-based, chaplain-led program to help Soldiers and their families strengthen the Army family. For more information about the upcoming March 18-20 event at Lake Wilson Doublehead Resort, contact Fisher, 842-0799.