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Archive: February, 2009

New York Guard hosts largest "reintegration" effort yet
February 25, 2009
Air National Guard Tech Sgt. Shannon Pingitore, a member of Joint Forces Headquarters-New York Human Resources Directorate, provides Army National Guard Spec. Michael Anderson Jr. with information about full time employment opportunities in the National Guard during the New York Army National Guard Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program meeting at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center, Feb. 21.

Dad's duties to troops and tots
February 24, 2009
Tyler Dudley, left, is lovingly held by his dad, Army Capt. Brian Dudley, right, at the departure ceremony of the 363rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company from the National Guard Armory in Coolidge, Ariz., on Saturday, February 21, 2009. The senior Dudley commands 24 other Soldiers responsible for ordnance removal in Iraq and Afghanistan for the coming year.

Illinois Guard reaches out to families of deployed Soldiers
February 24, 2009

Fisher House announces 2009 Newman's Own award competition
February 18, 2009

Kentucky FRG provides hot meals to Soldiers
February 18, 2009
Family Readiness Group President Cindy Shanks shows off some home made vegetable soup to Soldiers at the 307th Maintenance Company Armory. She cooked the meal on a friend's gas stove to bring to Soldiers during the January ice storm.

Suicide Prevention Hotline Saves Veterans' Lives
February 17, 2009

Reserve Component Units Recognized for Superb Family Support
February 13, 2009
Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Keough Cofield, left, family program liaison, and Chevonne Baxter, family program assistant, both with the 3rd Brigade, 98th Division, 108th Training Command based at Lexington, Ky., pose with their unit's 2008 Department of Defense Reserve Family Readiness Award at the Pentagon, Feb. 13, 2009.

Project Sanctuary provides retreat for military families
February 12, 2009

Portland Trailblazers host Oregon Guardsmen, families
February 11, 2009
Portland Trail Blazers head coach, Nate McMillan, gives a high-five to Jackson Creswell at the "Make It Better Holiday Carnival" at the Memorial Coliseum, Feb. 9. Jackson, and father, Sgt. Ryan Creswell, of Bravo Co., 41 Special Troops Battalion, and his wife Christina, and daughter Emma, spoke to McMillan before handing their camera to a bystander to take a picture of the group. Hosted by the Portland Trail Blazers NBA basketball franchise, the event honored military members, giving them a chance to meet with Trail Blazers team members.

Alabama Guard joins forces with Healthy Marriage Initiative
February 6, 2009
Alabama Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Abner C. Blalock, addresses attendees of the 2009 Regional Healthy Marriages, Healthy Families, and Responsible Fatherhood Conference about the importance of knowing what resources are available to military families and how to obtain those resources.