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Minnesota National Guard
Post-Deployment Reintegration Training

Minnesota National Guard FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Jan 11

ST PAUL, Minn – Eighteen soldiers and 10 airmen from the Minnesota National Guard are scheduled to participate in a 30-day reintegration event at Century College in White Bear Lake on Saturday

“These service members performed their duties admirably while deployed and now it’s on us to make sure they are trained for the next phase of the deployment cycle,” said Army Maj John P Wisniewski, Deployment Cycle Support’s Executive Officer

“The 30-day event is the first of three events our service members will go through to ease their transition to life back home,” said Wisniewski  “It’s meant to have a reunion-like atmosphere and be a chance for personnel to catch up after returning to their old lives since returning from deployment The service member’s families also attend the training, and during the event the reunited family has access to resources and information that will facilitate their reintegration process”

Throughout the 30-day event, service members and their families can pick from a variety of workshops, including employment, family relationships and resilience, to name a few Also, providers will set up booths at “provider alley” to present information to service members and their families on benefits, education opportunities and other services and resources

MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA ARE INVITED TO ATTEND the Yellow Ribbon 30-day reintegration event scheduled for Jan 12 at Century College East Campus, 3300 Century Ave N, White Bear Lake, Minn

The event’s General Session begins at 9 am and personnel will be made available for interviews from approximately 9:15 am to 10:15 am

Media are asked to RSVP for this event by contacting Army Sgt Patrick Loch, Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Public Affairs at 651-282-4289 or patrickloch@us.army.mil 

For more information on Beyond the Yellow Ribbon, visit wwwBeyondTheYellowRibbonorg 

For more information on the Minnesota National Guard visit www.MinnesotaNationalGuard.org or follow us on FaceBook at http://www.facebook.com/MinnesotaNationalGuard 


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