Home : News : Family Programs
Family Programs News
Archive: 2009

Air Force launches updated Key Spouse program
October 13, 2009

Yellow Ribbon Program continues to expand beyond Minnesota
October 13, 2009
Master Sgt. Jody Courts briefs the support staff for a reintegration event for members of the 34th Infantry Division held in Bloomington, Minn., September 2007. Over 1,000 Soldiers and family members there attended a 30-Day Reintegration event, which reconnects Soldiers and families with service providers through workshops and round-robin stations. The Minnesota National Guard is credited with starting the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Soldiers read with families from across the world
October 13, 2009
Capt. Kevin Leslie, left, and Capt. Richard Uggen, both of the Indiana Army National Guard, fill out paperwork, Aug. 12, 2009 before they read books to their children back home. With United Through Reading, deployed Soldiers with Task Force 38 are able to record themselves reading a book and send the book with the recording home to their families.

DoD works to end domestic violence
October 8, 2009

New York family volunteers meet in Saratoga
September 30, 2009
Kids participating in the New York National Guard Family and Youth Program Symposium walk the wires at the Shiloh's Edge high-ropes challenge course in Half Moon, N.Y. The 75 children of National Guard Soldiers and Airmen participating in the symposium spent the day at Shiloh's Edge negotiating a number of obstacles to build teamwork and confidence and just have fun.

DoD officials announce family program expansion
September 29, 2009

Year of the Air Force Family Web site launched
September 28, 2009

DoD, VA panel discuss barriers to care
September 28, 2009

Entire family joins Florida Army Guard
September 25, 2009
Pvt. Carmen Egipciaco, Company F, 1st, Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment, and her son Pvt. David Rodriguez, Company C, 2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment, exchange identification tags as a symbol of their bond and their support of each other during Basic Combat Training.

Servicemembers can weather financial storm
September 24, 2009