442nd Fighter Wing hosts Yellow Ribbon event for security forces spouses

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  • By Maj. David Kurle
  • 442nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs

The 442nd Fighter Wing played host to some honored guests here Sep. 26, providing a look at the unit reserved for distinguished visitors.

Spouses and family members of deployed Citizen Airmen from the wing's 442nd Security Forces Squadron received a day of tours, discussions, classes and even lunch as part of the wing's Yellow Ribbon Reintegration program.

The Yellow Ribbon program is designed to assist military members and their families with the rigors of reintegration following extended combat deployments.

Forums included a spouses connection activity, marriage enrichment seminar, as wekk as classes covering post-traumatic stress disorder, financial management and the stresses of multiple deployments.

Families were also treated to tours of the A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft and the A-10 flight simulator.

Air Force Reservists from the 442nd SFS here are currently deployed to Kirkuk Air Base, Iraq, to provide security for the base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  The squadron deploys more than any other unit in the 442nd FW.