Family members of deployed reservists from the 442nd Fighter Wing's 442nd Security Forces Squadron were the guests of honor at a Yellow Ribbon Program event at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Sep 26. Here, Rose and her 1-year-old son, Scott, tour the cockpit of an A-10 Thunderbolt II in the wing's 5-Bay Hangar. In addition to tours, the event featured forums for spouses and family members on topics such as marriage enrichment, post-traumatic stress disorder, financial management and stresses caused by multiple deployments. The Yellow-Ribbon Program is designed to assist military members and their families deal with the rigors of reintegration following an extended combat deployment. The 442nd SFS deploys more than any other unit in the 442nd FW, with Air Force reservists currently deployed to Kirkuk Air Base, Iraq. The 442nd Fighter Wing is an Air Force Reserve Command unit based at Whiteman. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. David Kurle)
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