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Family Matters Blog: Program Helps Children With Homecomings

By Elaine Wilson
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2010 – Just as spouses must prepare for their servicemembers’ reintegration after a year-long deployment, children also need help preparing for mom or dad’s return.  

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"Linda Liberty" (aka actress Linda Moseley) talks with Sgt. Rocky during a performance of "Sgt. Rocky's Neighborhood," a puppet show designed to help children deal with post-deployment and reintegration issues, Oct. 28, 2010. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Robert Schaffner.

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At Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, Ga., the Army Community Service has taken the popular puppet show “Sgt. Rocky’s Neighborhood,” which prepares children for deployment, to a new level to help them cope with homecomings, too. Read about this great program in “Reintegration: ACS Puppet Program Prepares Children for Homecoming.”

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