Janelle Nesbit has attended the Spouse Wellness Conference since its inception five years ago.

She maintained her streak by taking part in Fort Bragg’s 5th Annual Spouse Wellness Conference, May 11, sponsored by Fort Bragg’s Army Community Service. 

“I’ve been to all of them,” said Nesbit, the wife of an 82nd Airborne Division Soldier. “Every single one, I’ve taken home a little something and tried to implement it in my life.”

Nesbit said she still uses yoga, strength training, nutrition, and gardening tips that she picked up from previous conferences and that attending them is beneficial.

“I think it’s important to be a lifelong learner,” said Nesbit.

Like Nesbit, Linda West has also attended previous wellness conferences.

So, why does West like the conferences?

“(I) get together and have a good fellowship with other women.”

The Armed Forces Benefit Association offered insurance advice to spouses, and was one of several companies attending, including AAFMA and USAA.

“Just to give back to the spouses because I know how important they are while the members serve,” said Walter Bruderer, regional director, AFBA. “They’re an integral part.”

Spouses were eligible for gift baskets containing a beach trip, Dell tablet, laptop, coffee machine and other gifts.

This year, the conference featured three sessions that included activities such as basic weapon safety, self-defense, introduction to functional fitness, make ahead meals, mindful meditation, optimizing sleep and basic car maintenance.

The theme was “Taking Time for You.”

The conference is a welcome event that other spouses should attend. When it returns next year, West will likely be in the number.

“You learn how to be a better you,” she said.

For more information about Family events, visit https://bragg.armymwr.com/programs/acs or call 396-8682.