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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 you find 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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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 please check back on this website frequently.

Army National Guard Strong Bonds

*Free childcare is provided at all events*

Date Event Location (Subject to Change) Registration Details
Jan 17-19 Laugh Your Way (Married Couples Only) Landmark Resort, Egg Harbor Register Here
Registration closes 12/18/19
JAN 24-26 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families (Couples Event) Grand Geneva Resort Lake Geneva, WI Register Here
Registration closes 12/25/19
MAR 20-22 Prepare and Enrich (Married Couples Only) To Be Determined Registration Details Not Available
MAR 27-29 Financial Peace University To Be Determined Registration Details Not Available
APR 17-19 Laugh Your Way (Married Couples Only) To Be Determined Registration Details Not Available
Apr24-26 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families To Be Determined Registration Details NotAvailable

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

Air National Guard Events

Date Event (Click to Register) Location Staff
JAN 23-25 Couples Refresh Landmark Resort, Egg Harbor, WI Friese
FEB 20-22 Couples Refresh Lauerman House, Friese
MAR 19-21 Couples Refresh Landmark Resort, Egg Harbor, WI Friese
APR 24-26 HOME RUN – Family, Couples, Individuals Green Bay, WI Friese
MAY 21-23 LINKS/PCIK – Outdoor Adventure Northern Wisconsin Friese
JUN 16-18 HOME RUN -Outdoor Adventure Northern Wisconsin Friese
JUL 15-17 GOT YOUR BACK – Family, Couples, individuals Wisconsin Dells, WI Friese
AUG 25-28 Got Your Back – Leadership Milwaukee, WI Friese
SEP 18-20 HOME RUN – Family Wisconsin Dells, WI Friese

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

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