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Alabama kids reach out to Alabama military kids
November 12, 2009
Madelyn Dassel, 11, and Bethany Pate, 11, both of Millbrook, Ala., write thank you cards for a military child from Alabama. Madelyn and Bethany took time to make the cards while visiting an Autauga County Supporting Military Families booth at this year's Autauga County Fair held in Prattville, Ala,. Their cards will be placed inside Hero Packs and given to a military child at a Yellow Ribbon program event.

Virginia Guard hosts workshop for military kids
November 10, 2009

DoD officials aim to improve families' lives
November 5, 2009

Guard offers information through Joint Services Support portal
November 5, 2009
The National Guard Bureau has put the finishing touches on a new Joint Services Support (JSS) portal, located at www.jointservicessupport.org. It was developed to help Guardmembers and their family members to get information on an abundance of assistance and support programs. The new portal provides easy access to programs at the state and units including the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), National Guard Family Program, Psychological Health Program, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program and Warrior Support Program.

Postal service announces holiday mailing guidelines
October 29, 2009
Members of 3rd Battalion, 157th Field Artillery of the Colorado Army National Guard unload mail from a vehicle filled with many packages and letters from home Sept. 10, 2009 at Camp Ramadi, Iraq. (Photo by

Red Cross to distribute holiday cards
October 26, 2009

Reintegration not just for Soldiers
October 22, 2009
Hannah Chrisman

Indiana Guard unit builds, maintains strong relationships
October 20, 2009
Staff Sgt. Shilo Raulston, the unit movement officer, stands proudly with his spouse, Sgt. Jamie Raulston, the assistant supply sergeant, as she was promoted in February while deployed in Iraq. They are one of 10 married couples, who are members of the 138th Quartermaster Support Company of the Indiana Army National Guard.

Army of one family: Father never dreamed kids would follow suit
October 19, 2009
Sgt. 1st Class Andrew Chow, a personnelist with the 205th Infantry Brigade at Camp Atterbury, Ind., holds up a photo of his children, who all currently serve in the Indiana Army National Guard. Pictured (left to right) in the photo are 1st Lt. Petrina Chow, 28, Officer Candidate Philemon Chow, 26, and Spc. Philip Chow, 22.

North Dakota children honor deployed parents with yellow ribbons
October 16, 2009
Centennial first grade teacher Beth Kocis instructs children on the best way to tie yellow ribbons at the homes of Soldiers deployed with the North Dakota Army National Guard's KFOR-12 contingent. Kocis was responsible for organizing the event. Sydney Murphy, whose father Capt. Dan Murphy is one of the Soldiers honored, is simulating a tree.