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2nd Infantry Division Resiliencey Team, Army Community Service partner for spouses’ training Staff Sgt. Carlos Davis

Spouses of the 2nd Infantry Division participate in specialized spouses’ resilience training at the Camp Casey Golf Course clubhouse Jan. 24. The training, adapted from the Army’s Master Resilience Training program, is specifically tailored to military spouses. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Kim Han-byeol, 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs/Released).

CAMP CASEY, South Korea - Soldiers of the 2nd Infantry Division are already familiar with the Army’s Master Resilience Training program, having completed multiple levels of the training as required by division policy. They have resiliency tools at their disposal.

But, what about their spouses?

The 2nd Infantry Division Resilience Team and the Area I Army Community Service have partnered to provide spouses with quarterly, voluntary resilience training, held most recently at the Camp Casey Golf Course clubhouse Jan. 21-25, 2013, to equip them with some of their same tools as soldiers.

“I attended this program to learn more about military lifestyle, and to know myself,” said Naruemol Pettitt, the spouse of Chief Warrant Officer Nicholas Pettitt, assigned to the 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division.

According to trainers, the course is adapted to spouses’ needs.

“The purpose of this program is to teach spouses coping skills to handle everyday life challenges as military spouses,” said trainer Dacia Florencio, originally from Hilton Head, S.C.

Soldiers in the rank of private to specialist must complete levels one and two of the training when they arrive to Korea; Soldiers in the rank of sergeant and above must complete levels one through four. The spouses’ program is optional.

“The training is strictly voluntary. If the soldiers are made to attend the training, they may be a little reluctant to come share and to come out their shell,” said trainer Billy Mullins, of Austin, Texas. “The spouses take time out of their busy schedules to attend the course. They are always so eager and willing to put the training compliances into practice, it’s just awesome.”

Training material covers self awareness, self regulation, optimism, connection, strength in character and mental agility. These are the six skills the trainers focus on and hope to build upon.
Spouses face unique challenges – dealing with moving, children and the Army life in general can be a real shock to a lot of them, according to Mullins. The shock increases if they are young, new to the military and do not know how the Army life works.
“[One thing] that stood out so far is mainly about problem solving,” said Anna Smith, a native of Hawaii, the spouse of Sgt. 1st Class Edward Smith, assigned to the 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division.

“The course teaches you not just within a circular view, or a spouse’s point of view, or a military point of view,” Smith continued. “This training teaches us no matter what aspect of your life you are at or in, you can use this resilience training.”
The next class will be held Feb. 26 to March 1 at the Camp Casey Community Activity Center. For more information, call Master Sgt. Deondre Long at 732-7791.


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Date Taken:01.25.2013

Date Posted:02.07.2013 23:22

Location:26, KR

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