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Minnesota National Guard
Family Reintegration Academy in Alexandria

Family members of deployed Minnesota National Guard Soldiers gathered for a Family Reintegration Academy (FRA) Feb 3 in Alexandria, Minn 

This program is the first one of its kind in the nation It is set up to help families and Soldiers returning from deployment get through the difficulties of community reintegration The families in attendance in Alexandria were family members of Soldiers deployed with the 1/34th Brigade Combat Team, which recently had its tour of duty extended in Iraq All attendees in attendance were given the opportunity to attend several workshops throughout the afternoon  Among the workshops offered were “How to Reconnect with Your Spouse,” “Parenting Single Soldiers,” “Reconnecting Your Soldier with Their Children,” “The Emotional Effects of War” and “Coping Strategies for Uncertain Times” Following the workshops, more than 100 family members were able ask questions of Maj. Gen. Larry Shellito, adjutant general of the Minnesota National Guard

James H McCormick, the chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system attended the event and was presented with an award by Maj. Gen. Shellito for the support the MnSCU system has given to the National Guard during the Family Reintegration Academies

The Minnesota National Guard is presenting these reintegration workshops around the state and will conduct another academy at 1:00 pm Saturday, Feb 10 at Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minn

By Sgt. 1st Class Richard Kemp, Minnesota National Guard Public Affairs
2/3/07





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