By John Kost, Service to the Armed Forces Regional Director
We are very pleased to have received a $2,000 grant from the Green Bay Packers Foundation to support United States Reserves and Wisconsin National Guard Family Resiliency Days.
The money will be used to help establish a program that enables families to effectively gather information, resolve problems and maintain the mutual support necessary to reduce stress associated with separations, reintegration, and other challenges that come from military life.
This year, 6,000 or more Reserve, Guard, and associated family members will attend two Family Resiliency Days in their area located throughout Eastern Wisconsin.
Many times, the unit is based out of a different city where Reserve/Guard members and their family reside. The Reserve and Guard are challenged to provide a strong training and home front with their soldiers. These families live and work in our communities, are a part of our economies, and are our neighbors and friends. Ensuring they have solid training, a strong home front, and spirited support is our mission. When service members are strong, we are all strong.