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Archive: October, 2009

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.

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