Fort Bragg to hold resiliency fair
March 3, 2011
FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Fort Bragg continually works to stand up programs and resources that help Soldiers and their Family members maintain Army readiness.
In that spirit, Fort Bragg will conduct a resiliency fair at the Soldier Support Center, March 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
"The intent of the fair is to provide Soldiers an opportunity to learn more about all the different resiliency resources that are available currently on the installation," said Master Sgt. Jennifer Loredo, Comprehensive Soldier Fitness noncommissioned officer in charge, XVIII Airborne Corps.
There are five pillars associated with resiliency, said Loredo. Those pillars are physical, social, Family, emotional and spiritual.
The concept of resiliency is that no matter what circumstances a person is dealing with, he or she should be able to use life skills and bounce back from adversity. In other words, an individual should bounce back like a tennis ball, rather than breaking like an egg.
Fort Bragg has several personnel trained as resiliency leaders who receive their training in a two-week course offered at the University of Pennsylvania and at Victory University in Fort Jackson, S.C.
The resiliency fair will be open to all Soldiers and their Families and to individuals who have access to Fort Bragg and Loredo said she is looking for a good turn out. Computers will be set up so that those who attend will be able to take the Global Assessment Tool, an online survey that provides the opportunity to track self-development.
Representatives at the resiliency fair will include the Army Wellness Center, Tucker Performance Enhancement Center, Department of Behaviorial Health, Suicide Prevention, Army One Source, Fort Bragg chaplains, Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers, Army Center for Enhanced Performance and the Warrior Adventure Quest.
The fair will take place on the first floor of the SSC, near the cafAfA and identification card facility.
For more information, call 643-3640.