Guam - Preparations for the
Guam National Guard's largest deployment ever continued today. More than 200
family members of the 1-294th Infantry Regiment participated in today's
deployment briefing. State Family Program director Major Jesse Pendon, Jr. says
the yellow ribbon event is to help family members better prepare for their
loved one's deployment.
"Today's event were concentrating on giving family members
information on benefits that may or will be entitled to when their soldier's
deploy and giving them resources, contacts for family matters or any emotional
needs that they will experience prior to deployment, during and after
deployment," he said.
About 600 troops are preparing for Guam's
largest reserve component mobilization and deployment scheduled for early 2013.