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OEF/OIF Veteran/Spouse Marriage Enrichment Retreats

The VA Southeast Network (VISN 7) will be hosting marriage retreats (see below for dates) for recently returned Combat Veterans and Active Duty Service members. This nationally recognized, award winning program teaches emotional literacy and communication skills.

The dates and locations for these retreats are as follows:

Hickory Knob State Park, McCormick, SC 2010

August 20-22 2010
December 10-12 2010

WinShape Retreat Site, Rome GA 2010 2011

OCT 1, 2010
OCT 2, 2010
OCT 3, 2010
 March  25, 2011
March 26, 2011
March 27, 2011

White Oak Conference Center, Winnsboro, SC 2010 2011

November 5, 2010
November 7, 2010
 May 27, 2011
May 29, 2011

Each retreat can accommodate 15 couples. If there are more couples interested, we will establish a standby list.

If you are aware of married couples, in which one of the spouses has deployed in support of OEF/OIF, who may be interested in attending one of the three sessions identified below, you may provide them with the attached brochure/registration form (see attachment).  Please send any referrals No Later Than Thursday, July 1, 2010.  

For more information please contact:  OEF/OIF Program Manager Stephanie Massey (205) 554-2000 or toll free at 1-888-269-3045, ext. 2500

*****  Remember that we also will take active duty members and spouses that have either been to combat or preparing to deploy within six months of the scheduled retreat dates.




































Transition Center Services

Wendell Mew, MD
Primary Care Provider

Dave MacVicar, PhD

            Elizabeth Outman, PhD           Psychologist

         Bettina Schmid, PhD          Psychologist

Stephanie Massey, RN, MSN
OEF/OIF Program Manager

Tracey Daniell, LCSW
Mental Health Social Worker

William Adams, LGSW
Social Work Case Manager

Teryl Melton, RN
Nurse Case Manager

Flo Pearson, RN

Carol Greene
Patient Service Assistant

Michael Culver, MCJ, CPA
Transition Patient Advocate

Rhonda Snow, RN, MSN
TBI/Polytrauma Coordinator

Kendall Thomas, DMin, BCC, LPC

For more information about Seamless Transition for combat veterans, click on the picture below.

Returning Service Members

Please also visit the Alabama Returning Veterans Web site at the link below:*

* Disclaimer: Links will take you outside of the Department of Veterans Affairs Website. VA does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of the linked websites. The link will open in a new window.