Currently the ministry, with the help of the transition battalion chaplain, organizes and hosts five types of outings-R&R weekends, Retreats, Day Events and Couples in Crisis. These events are held from September through May. We also continue to teach Card Making twice a month year round.
*R&R Weekend-Guests arrive in Fredericksburg Friday afternoon, check into their housing and meet for dinner and fellowship. They are provided with information about what’s going on in Fredericksburg and the surrounding area that weekend. Everyone receives “Goodie Bags” full of snacks, a devotional, tickets to the Nimitz Museum and Fritztown Cinema. Those staying at cabins also receive their breakfast items (only the hotels provide breakfast). Guests are on their own to do as they please until lunch and later, dinner at a church Saturday evening. Some guests attend local churches Sunday prior to returning home.
*Retreats-These are over a weekend also but more structured as the chaplain holds classes focused on recognizing potential problems and how to avoid them, communication, etc. All meals are provided during a retreat. In addition, there is usually entertainment Saturday evening and drawings for gifts. Sunday morning the chaplain holds an optional worship service.
*Day Events-A day event can be anything from a fishing tournament to a day at the spa or hiking Enchanted Rock. These events are designed to meet specific needs as they are identified, i.e., a spa day for care providers who need to be pampered for a change.
*Card Making-WWAN team members travel to the Warrior Family Support Center (WFSC) on the first and third Tuesday of each month and teach card making. A home made dessert is served by the team after class providing a good forum to build relationships with the warriors and/or spouses. Team members also pass home made cookies out to everyone in the WFSC.
*Couples in Crisis-There are times when a warrior or spouse is so stressed they are reaching their breaking point. When the Command or Chaplain recognizes this situation and counseling, etc. have not helped they call WWAN, explain the situation and the Ministry arranges an expense paid weekend getaway in Fredericksburg. This allows the couple the opportunity to decompress in a stress free environment and focus on each other for a change.
R & R in Fredericksburg
February 7 @ 5:00 pm - February 9 @ 12:00 pm
This weekend in the Hill Country is open to wounded, injured, ill warriors and their family or care provider. Singles, couples and families will travel to Fredericksburg, TX on Friday for a weekend of relaxing and having fun. Attendees arrive sometime after 3 pm Friday, check into their lodging and later meet for dinner at a local church. Saturday activities are entirely up to the guests. They are free to explore the town, attend the movies, tour the museum and art galleries, etc., or just hang out for the weekend. They are encouraged to attend a local church Sunday prior to returning home. Lodging and meals are provided by Wounded Warriors at Nebo in conjunction with local churches. Admission to the Fritztown Cinema and the National Museum of the Pacific War is provided to those interested by Wounded Warriors at Nebo. Space is limited so check with the WTB Chaplain’s office to sign up. There should also be a sign up sheet at the Warrior and Family Support Center and the Marine Annex.