Local soldiers participate in pre-deployment event - KMOV.com

Local soldiers participate in pre-deployment event

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By Peter Foley By Peter Foley


(KMOV)-- Soldiers of the Missouri Army National Guard’s will participate in a pre-deployment Yellow Ribbon event Saturday.
It is intended to help the soldiers from the 1138th Transportation Company, headquartered at Jefferson Barracks, prepare the unit for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.
Yellow Ribbon events are part of the U.S. Department of Defense Reintegration Program, which gets soldiers ready for overseas deployment and the transition back when they return.
These events provide soldiers with valuable information regarding medical benefits, personal finances, civilian employment advice, and family support options in the absence of a family member.
Prior to leaving for Afghanistan, the 1138th will undergo pre-deployment training at several military installations in and outside of Missouri.
The unit is expected to deploy in spring.

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