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Archive: November, 2009

Respite child care expands to all 50 states
November 30, 2009

Guard wife spreads Thanksgiving spirit
November 30, 2009
Army Spc. Christopher Bailey, his wife, Amanda, and children are looking forward to spending Thanksgiving together during Bailey's rest and relaxation leave from his deployment in Iraq.

Louisiana Guardsman proves 'Real Men Read'
November 24, 2009
Louisiana Army National Guardsman Capt. Lance T. Cagnolatti reads to a groups of students at East Iberville School in St. Gabriel, La., as part of the "Real Men Read" program that teaches kids the importance of reading.

HooahMail means speedy delivery of letters to Afghanistan
November 24, 2009
World War II Soldiers read letters from friends and family during a mail call, January 1943. The Army's HooahMail program makes it possible for Soldiers in Afghanistan to receive letters in days, instead of weeks, as in previous wars.

Maryland governor visits educator training program
November 12, 2009

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

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.

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