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The Family Battle Buddies Program (FBBP) centers on the concept of Battle Buddies, in which military personnel connects to work together as a team and to look out for each other during combat. The FBBP extends this concept to the military family units of each soldier in the civilian environment post-deployment. In this, we see the family members as buddies, helping each other in the aftermath of deployment as well as military families assisting other military families during the weekend and, potentially, afterward. The FBBP aims to enhance military family resiliency through family-to-family support during shared recreational therapy experiences in a weekend retreat hosted at Bradford Woods, Indiana University’s Outdoor Center (Monroe County) and with a 12-session online follow-up.