Service members, family members and civilian employees of Fort Leonard Wood are invited to attend the Ready and Resilient Fair, scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Main Post Chapel.
According to Dan Furlano, Army Community Service director, every individual has a different ready and resilient equation, so planners were looking for a more holistic manner in teaching these skills which led to using the fair-type method, similar to safety fairs of the past.
“The fair provides significant opportunities for community members to learn what resources are available to them and how these resources can help build resilience in an ever changing environment,” Furlano said. “We have taken this approach in an effort to be more current, capable and effective in our efforts to support the community as a whole.”
What is an R2 Fair?
The fair allows individuals the opportunity to check off some required annual training without sitting in a lecture hall, as well as learning how partnering agencies can aid in individual readiness and the resiliency of the community.
Training available during the fair includes the SHARP mandatory face-to-face training, Personal Readiness and OPSEC training.
“Time is one of the most valuable resources we have. Individual training sessions often take much more time than an event of this type would take,” said Patrick Teel, Army Substance Abuse Program manager. “Also, learning how each of these resources tie into each other is a significant enhancement to the experience.”
Teel said those attending should plan to spend anywhere from two to four hours at the fair, depending on their level of participation. And, as always, individuals should gain approval from their supervisor before attending.
Furlano added, “This will not be the kind of event where one simply walks through and picks up pens, etc. The participating organizations have been challenged to provide interactive events that deliver a meaningful engagement with the attendees.”
A second fair is being scheduled for April.
Contact the Fort Leonard Wood ASAP Office, at 573.596.0938 for more information.