Strong Bonds is a unit-based, chaplain-led program that helps Soldiers and their families build strong relationships. The program’s mission is to build Soldier readiness by providing skills the Soldier can use to strengthen his or her marriage and other relationships.

Initially, Strong Bonds was intended solely for married couples, but it has now been expanded to include single Soldiers, families with children, and the special needs associated with deployment and redeployment. In addition, it has been approved Army-wide to include Guard and Reserve units.

Each Strong Bonds program is targeted to meet Soldiers where they are in their relationship cycle and is administered through a training process that culminates in an off-site retreat.

Benefits of Strong Bonds

• Creates a strong support group for Soldiers and families.
• Connects Soldiers and families to each other, the unit, and important 
   resources such as chaplains.
• Helps Soldiers and family members develop skills that enable them to build
   resilient relationships and healthy families.
• Proactive and preventative, designed to recognize and correct any issues
   before relationships are in crisis mode.
• Ensures that Army children grow up in healthy Army families.
• Enables Soldiers to stay focused on the mission, improving readiness and


Please contact your Chaplain to sign up for these events:
1LT Colin Lau
Lt Col Leah Boling