Strong Bonds

Strong Bonds

Strengthen Relationships through education, communication, and fun with other military families.

For information, contact the NYARNG Chaplain team:
(518) 786-0394 -OR-

To find a Strong Bond event, visit:

Vets4Warriors is a confidential 24/7 non-profit peer support network for veteran and military communities.

The New York State Family Programs Office

The State Family Programs Office (SFPO) facilitates trainings for contractors and volunteers to ensure the level of knowledge is consistent and conducive to administer appropriate levels of services to military families of New York State. The SPFO is tasked with budgetary, policy and procedure as well as administrative duties to appropriately oversee all aspects of the New York National Guard Family Programs. It is the SFPO duty and responsibility to ensure that the successful delivery of services are employed in the most efficient and effective manor, so that the service member’s families obtain the fullest support throughout their service members career.

The Mission of the New York National Guard Family Programs

The New York National Guard Family Programs Office provides education, resources and support through collaboration with federal, state and local programs to ensure Service Members, Families and Veterans are knowledgeable and resilient while promoting retention and mission readiness.

The Vision of the New York National Guard Family Programs

The goal of Family Programs Office is to enhance the quality of life for National Guard members, their families, and the communities in which they live. The Family Programs Office will accomplish this by building a robust network of trained volunteers allied with Active and Reserve Components; government agencies; employers; Veteran & Volunteer Service Organizations, and private businesses in support of all military Service members and their families through out New York State.

NYNG Family Programs Office-MNFP

Toll Free

Phone: (877) 715-7817


Phone: (518) 786-4406


Mr Scott Walker
Phone: (518) 786-4807
Fax: (518) 786-6075


SFC Erich Schmidt
Phone: (518) 786-6075
Fax: (518) 786-6075

R3SP Program Manager

CW4 Lawrence Lawrence Langley
Phone: (518) 786-4455
Fax: (518) 786-6075

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