Strong Bonds is Coming for Labor Day Weekend

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  • By Chaplain, Major Xolani Kacela
  • 136th Airlift Wing
Does your family need a break in the action, time to reconnect with one another? Are you feeling like you want a weekend getaway to somewhere loaded with family fun? Well, look no further. Have we got a deal for you!

The Strong Bonds Family Wellness retreat is coming to the 136AW in September during the Labor Day weekend at a premier hotel. And check this out: it is totally free! Now is the time to sign up you and your family for a great time.

You may ask, what exactly is Strong Bonds? And why should I use my Labor Day weekend to attend? This is a program that the military sponsors for members to strengthen their families and personal relationships. Families will attend the weekend workshop which will improve communication and relational skills. Chaplains Robert Stone and Nathan Tucker will facilitate the workshops.

Right now, we need you to sign up and reserve your space. Although this event will not happen until September, we would like you to go ahead and get it on your calendar. We hope this gives you and your family time to discuss the details and plan to attend.

Children ages 0 - 6 will be in a safe environment with activities and games just for them. Youth ages 7 - 12 will be given the opportunity to participate in programs that work hand-in-hand with what their parents learn in their workshop. All other youth are encouraged to attend the general sessions with their parents.

To sign up or ask questions, please call Mrs. Heidi Bearden, Airmen & Family Readiness Program Manager, at 817.852.3558 or You may also contact the chaplain staff at 817.852.3221. All families are welcome.