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NEWS | Nov. 18, 2015

Family Weekend Retreat

By Angela Cottman Fleet and Family Support Center

November is Month of the Military Family and Joint Base Charleston kicked off the m with a Family Weekend Retreat at the Short Stay Recreational Area November 6-8, 2015. This event was spearheaded by Angela Cottman, a Work Life Consultant at the Fleet & Family Support Center. Thirteen families registered for the no-cost event.

The theme, "Family is Family!" centered on how families can play, learn, grow and relax together. Families participated in hands on activities including a scavenger hunt, a How Well Do You Know Your Family Member game and 4H Team Building stations. Additionally, through True Colors & 5 Love Languages lessons, they learned how to resolve conflict, build encouragement and instill effective discipline to bring out the best in each family member. 

Master Sgt. Jerald Custance from the 437th Airlift Wing stated, "It was a great experience for my family and helped us tremendously with our relationships.  It was an awesome time and I would do it again if allowed!"

All military families experience challenges and obstacles. It's important to get back to the basics through communication, understanding perspectives, connections and support to build healthy military families. Special thanks to the Integrated Delivery Systems team for their support and dedication with the Family Weekend Retreat.