Chaplain logoThe Chaplain Corps is here to provide religious support for any denomination, amongst many other services. Chaplains can provide confidential counseling and humanitarian support for individuals, couples and families for any circumstance. With access to many resources, they can find you the help you may need or simply be a listening ear. Chaplains also head the Strong Bonds training events. Please see below for more information.

Strong Bonds

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Lt. Col. Douglas Hedman is the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s state support chaplain and administrator for the Strong Bonds Program.

Strong Bonds, a relationship education and skills training initiative, is a unit-based, chaplain-led program that helps unit commanders build individual resiliency by strengthening the Army and Air Force family. The events are typically held from Friday night to midday Sunday at a resort setting, at no cost to the service member or family.

The Wisconsin Air National Guard also offers the Strong Bonds Program, with several events planned for couples, families and individuals through September.

To learn more, including links to events, please visit:

Army National Guard Strong Bonds

*Free childcare is provided at all events*

Date Event Location (Subject to Change) Registration Details
Aug 09-11 Speed of Trust (Individuals) Green Lake Convention Center – Green Lake, WI Register Here
Registration closes 7/10/19
AUG 23-25 Laugh Your Way (Couples Event) Green Lake Convention Center– Green Lake, WI Register Here
Registration closes 07/15/19

Please contact CH (LTC) Hedman with any additional questions about Strong Bonds events.

Air National Guard Strong Bonds Events

Date Event Location Staff
Apr 4-5 Financial Peace Volk CRTC Friese
Apr 11-13 Speed of Trust (128 MXS) Madison Friese
Apr 11-13 Laugh Your Way (Couples) Heidel House – Green Lake, WI Cunningham
Apr 12-14 7 Habits (Single Parent Families) The Tundra – Green Bay, WI Friese
May 10 Laugh Your Way (Pre-marital) Milwaukee Friese
Jun TBD Speed of Trust (Leadership) – FULL TBD Friese
Jun 27-29 7 Habits (Family) Great Wolf – Gurnee Mills, IL Friese
Jul 18-20 Speed of Trust (Leadership) – FULL 128 ARW FSS Friese
Jul 25-27 Speed of Trust (128 MDG) Madison Friese
Aug 1-3 7 Habits (Family) The Tundra – Green Bay, WI Friese
Aug 8-10 Couples Refresh (LINKS) Heidel House – Green Lake, WI Friese
Sep 19-21 Laugh Your Way (Couples) Heidel House – Green Lake, WI TBD
Sep 20-22 7 Habits (Family) Kalahari – WI Dells, WI TBD
Sep 26-27 Financial Peace Volk CRTC Friese

Please contact Chaplain (LtCol) Friese to register or with any questions regarding Air National Guard Strong Bonds.

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LTC Douglas Hedman

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