New friends, fun crafts and great resources could be found at the Soldier Support Center, Friday. Networking for international spouses with the Army Community Service Multicultural Readiness Program took the form of crafting fall door hangers.
“It’s just kind of a chance for them to get together and meet people … and feel like they are a part of the team … a chance for them to network and meet other spouses from different countries,” said Rita Dickerson, ACS.
Dickerson explained that ACS organizes quarterly events for international spouses, including an international potluck and bingo. During these events spouses can help one another orient to the community and share information about resources on the installation and around town.
Friends Ella Jennings, originally from Mexico, and Nicole Jacobson, originally from Switzerland, are both Fort Bragg Family members who attended the event together.
“(We hope to) meet new people. We are new here in Fort Bragg and we wanted to kind of get to know more spouses,” said Jennings. “It’s a great way to do something creative and meet other people, as well, while you do something fun.”
“I think it’s very wonderful. We meet other people who come from all other countries,” said Jemma Ann-DeVeIvis, a Fort Bragg Family member and international spouse.