Operation Enduring Care – Wounded Warrior Family and Caregiver Conference

By Patty Sands, WTC Stratcom

Thursday, September 23, 2010
Centennial Club at Biggs Airfield, Fort Bliss
0800 hrs – 1700 hrs

Click here to register for the conference. 

The USO is partnering with Fort Bliss to bring the first-ever Wounded Warrior Family and Caregiver Conference to the military community. Special guest presenters will share their expertise during a range of sessions, focusing on a variety of topics that include post-traumatic stress disorder, caregiver boundaries and intimacy, parenting, financial security and suicide prevention.

This conference is for spouses, parents, and caregivers of Wounded Warriors. Local school counselors and administrators are also welcome.

Two evening activities are scheduled to take place at the conclusion of the conference:

  • A BBQ for Wounded Warriors, their caregivers, and families, 1745 hrs – 1915 hrs.
  • A concert open to Fort Bliss and all conference attendees, 1930 hrs – 2100 hrs.

Is there a registration fee?
Registration is complimentary.

What is the deadline to register?
Space is available on a first come, first served basis. To guarantee your spot, please register by Monday, August 23. We will do our best to accommodate individuals who would like to register after this date.

Who is allowed to attend the conference?
Spouses, parents, caregivers and children of Wounded Warriors are invited to attend. Local school counselors and administrators are also welcome.

What meals will be served during the conference?
Lunch will be served along with morning and afternoon coffee breaks. A BBQ will be held in the evening and is open to caregivers and wounded warriors.

Are my children able to attend the conference?
Child care will be provided during the conference. Children are also welcome to attend the evening BBQ and concert. Please be sure to indicate on your registration form how many children you will be bringing.

Is there lodging available?
Yes. All active, guard and reserve members of the Armed Forces, retirees, and dependents are authorized to use Fort Bliss lodging facilities. Shuttle service is available to and from the El Paso International Airport. Courtesy transportation is also available to and from the Centennial Club. Call 915-565-7777 and reference the group code, “USOCON” to make your reservations.

Who will be speaking at the conference?
Guest speakers will include members of the military, wounded warriors and their caregivers, and subject matter experts. We will continue to update the conference agenda and expect to have a final agenda listing all confirmed speakers by late July.

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