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Fort Campbell’s 563rd Aviation Support Battalion couples retreat builds Family Resiliency

 

Written by Jennifer Andersson
159th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs

159th Combat Aviation BrigadeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Sevierville, TN – “‘Man up?’ What does that even mean?” The women on the right side of the room burst out into laughter. The men seated on the left side of the room began to defend their answer to “Ten things you want and need from your partner.”

The 20 couples attending the 563rd Aviation Support Battalion marriage retreat in Sevierville, Tennessee, shared their answers to demonstrate the differences in priorities men and women have in a relationship.

Sgt. Michael Retoff, the operations noncommissioned officer-in-charge with Company C, 563rd Aviation Support Battalion, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, tries to keep his wife, Heather, warm while waiting for a shuttle during a Strong Bonds marriage retreat in Sevierville, TN, Oct. 27. The retreats are intended to teach proper techniques for better communication within relationships between soldiers and their families, as well as fortify their home lives and build trust and teamwork. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jennifer Andersson)

Sgt. Michael Retoff, the operations noncommissioned officer-in-charge with Company C, 563rd Aviation Support Battalion, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, tries to keep his wife, Heather, warm while waiting for a shuttle during a Strong Bonds marriage retreat in Sevierville, TN, Oct. 27. The retreats are intended to teach proper techniques for better communication within relationships between soldiers and their families, as well as fortify their home lives and build trust and teamwork. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jennifer Andersson)

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