Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The Moon Township-based Army Reserve Center bids farewell to soldiers in a Yellow Ribbon event.
More than 60 Army reservists from the Moon-based McGarity Army Reserve Center left Monday for Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey, where they will prepare for a deployment in Afghanistan this spring. Soliders from the 303rd Tactical Pyschological Operation Company will provide military information support for Marines in various location in Afghanistan, according to an Army news release. The reserve center held a "Yellow Ribbon" event for family members prior to the reservists' departure. The deployment will be the first for more than a dozen members of the unit. Soldiers from the 303rd will take part in tactical and technical exercises at the New Jersey base. Read more from the Defense Video Imagery Distribution Service.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Reservists at the Moon Township air base return from deployment overseas.
Wednesday, January 23
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Family members greet airmen from the 171st Air Refueling Wing on their return from Operation Dawn.
Family and friends greeted airmen from the 171st Air Refueling Wing on Friday after members returned from service in Libya. The airmen were deployed in late March in support of the United Nations effort to enforce a no-fly zone over the African nation of Libya. As the airplane arrived, a reception line assembled to greet the returning airmen. The first airman to walk off the plane was Maj. Gen. Stephen M. Sischo, Deputy Adjutant General of the Pennsylvania National Guard. Tracey Fabus didn't have the chance to say goodbye to her son, Senior Airman Keith Fabus, before he was deployed last month. “My daughter called and said she couldn’t get a hold of Keith,” Fabus said. “He was already gone. They had called him at 10 a.m., and he left at 1 …
Sunday, January 30, 2011
The Department of Defense offers a program that compliments Operation Military Kid's family support efforts.
The Yellow Ribbon Program helps service members as they separate from and reintegrate with their familie before and after a deployment. Last month's local Yellow Ribbon program featured referral information, vendor booths and breakout sessions on the concerns and issues faced by pre-deployers, 30-60 day post-deployers and their loved ones. The event was coordinated by SMSgt. Anthony Cunningham, Yellow Ribbon Representative at the 911th Air Reserve Station in Pittsburgh. The program is a "DoD-wide effort to help National Guard and Reserve Service members and their families connect with local resources before, during, and after deployments, especially during the reintegration phase that occurs months after Service members return home." …