2017-10-06 / Chaplain's News

AUSA to live stream Military Family Forums

All forums can be viewed online at AUSA Live Stream: www.dvidshub.net/feature/AUSA2017 

On Tuesday, you are invited to view Family Forums II and III with Col. Todd Turner, Fort Gordon garrison commander, at Darling Hall, Room 229.

The Military Family Forum I will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, titled “Warrior and Family Wellness – It Takes a Team”. For the past 16 years, Soldiers and their families have experienced high levels of stress and traumatic events that can influence their health and well-being. Many find it difficult to find balance and wellness and do not always know whom to turn to when the going gets tough. The Army and various non-profit organizations have rallied to create programs aimed at increasing resilience and readiness. These programs could be the driving force towards healing.

View from home or come to Darling Hall, Room 229, Military Family Forum II will be from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, titled “Soldier and Family Readiness – Identifying Needs and Leveling Expectations”. HQIMCOM G9 ACS employee Heather Leiby will be participating in a panel and discussing the new “Readiness Essentials for Army Leaders” REAL training. The RAND Corporation will present the results of its Soldier Needs Assessment and discuss their upcoming study focused on Army spouses. Lastly, you will hear from Army senior leadership on the status of Family Programs and interact with a panel of command sergeants major as they share their thoughts on the Soldier and Family programs and services that enhance and sustain readiness. IMCOM HQ has published a release about this new training at https://www.army.mil/article/194843/army_to_uncover_revamped_family_readiness_training_for_leaders

Military Family Forum III will be 3 to 4:30 p.m., titled “A Town Hall with Senior Army Leaders”. This open forum allows direct interaction with the Secretary of the Army and the Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark Milley, and Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel Dailey. The 2017 AUSA Volunteer Family of the Year will be introduced at this session.

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