FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. – A Family Resiliency Day hosted by the 111th Military Intelligence Brigade on Sept. 24 at Warrior-Sentinel Fields featured fitness, holistic health and readiness services and resources from multiple installation partners.
The brigade’s Holistic Health & Fitness Team brought together resources and information from the Army Wellness Center, Army Substance Abuse Program, Suicide Prevention Program, Religious Support Office, Behavioral Health Clinic, Sexual Harassment & Assault Response Program, the brigade’s Soldier & Family Readiness Group and more.
Soldiers and families could learn about physical and behavioral health resources, spiritual wellness, college and credentialing information, substance abuse resources, suicide prevention and sexual assault and domestic violence response programs.
"What we do is help our families become resilient and strong," said Katherine Curtis, Family Advocacy Program specialist. "The Family Advocacy Program's primary efforts are preventing child abuse and domestic violence. There are workshops on stress and anger management, family communication, marriage and parenting.”
USO hosted a static display with information about programs and volunteer opportunities.
Aimee Randazzo, senior operations and programs manager for USO Arizona, hosts a Soldiers' Resiliency Group at the installation's USO.
"We talk about the building blocks for being more resilient," said Randazzo. "The more connected you are with the community or other individuals, the higher your resiliency."
An important building block of resiliency is contribution, she advised.
"You can make an impact on the community, accumulate volunteer service hours and eventually obtain a volunteer service medal," Randazzo emphasized.
The Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal is awarded to service members who provide outstanding, sustained volunteer community service.
"We encourage connecting because that is the USO mission – 'Keeping Soldiers and families connected around the country,'" Randazzo explained. "We want Soldiers to feel at home when they come to the USO."
The USO is where Soldiers can decompress and focus on their well-being, she added.
Resources were available for all interests, including the many activities and services offered by the Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare & Recreation and the installation Education Center.
"We are here to inform Soldiers about how to tap into the extra money available for education, certification and accreditation," said Mark Glassen, education services specialist.
The Education Center also offers material about tuition benefits, as well as counseling on education, career goals and navigating career changes during service separation.
Along with installation resources, the event included live music, food trucks, children’s activities and sports competitions.
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Fort Huachuca is home to the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM)/9th Army Signal Command and more than 48 supported tenants representing a diverse, multiservice population. Our unique environment encompasses 946 square miles of restricted airspace and 2,500 square miles of protected electronic ranges, key components to the national defense mission.
Located in Cochise County, in southeast Arizona, about 15 miles north of the border with Mexico, Fort Huachuca is an Army installation with a rich frontier history. Established in 1877, the Fort was declared a national landmark in 1976.
We are the Army’s Home. Learn more at https://home.army.mil/huachuca/.