Deployment

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How Military Families Prepare For Their Loved Ones Return

Your family has been anticipating this day since forever, and finally, your soldier’s deployment is coming to an end. Preparing yourself for the big day and what comes after will require more than simply hanging up a banner and baking a cake. Every military family is different, but most will benefit from these home coming tips.

11/03/2014

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National Guard: Length Of Border Mission A First

The commander overseeing 1,000 National Guard troops being sent to the Rio Grande Valley says the open-ended mission is a first for the reserve military force.

08/05/2014

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Hundreds From 301st Fighter Wing Return Home From Afghanistan

Nearly 300 airmen with the 301st Fighter Wing returned home around 7:30 p.m. Sunday from a deployment to support Operation Enduring Freedom.

02/09/2014

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Tearful Reunion For Military Dad & Daughter At Texas Elementary School

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Richard Altobello is on his latest mission. Friday he was on one of his most important missions — a secret visit to a North Texas elementary school to surprise his 9-year-old daughter Ashlyn.

CBS 11–10/18/2013

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Tearful Goodbyes As North Texas Army Reservists Deploy To Afghanistan

Families bid tearful farewells Sunday to U.S. Army Reservists from North Texas who are deploying to Afghanistan.

09/22/2013