The bonds we keep can keep us strong

Maj. Lucinda Valenti, 433rd Airlift Wing chaplain, talks to service members about the importance of developing the spiritual and emotional bonds with their loved ones during a deployment cycle. Rev. Valenti's was one of several presenters taking part in a Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program pre-deployment seminar, hosted by the 433rd Airlift Wing’s Airman and Family Readiness Center Aug. 2, 2009 at the 26th Aerial Port Squadron headquarters building. The Yellow Ribbon Program is designed to help service members and families prepare for challenges encountered during a deployment cycle. Representatives from more than a dozen organizations such as the Red Cross, the 433 AW legal offices and the Employment Support for Guard and Reserve (ESGR) participated in the seminar. The representatives presented information on deployment-related matters such as physical separation from loved ones, care or guardianship of dependants, family and individual counseling, employment rights and legal matters such as wills and powers of attorney documents. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Luis Loza Gutierrez) For more information about the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program click on the following link: For more information about the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program use the following link:

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