Sunday, June 23, 2013

Orlando welcomes 700 Reservists for Yellow Ribbon event

Reservists get rest, reintegration in Orlando
700 soldiers gather at weekend reintegration event
WESH News Orlando
Jun 22, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla. —Hundreds of recently deployed Army reservists are visiting Orlando over the weekend for a chance to get some rest and relaxation and to be connected with some much-needed help for adjusting to life after war.

About 700 soldiers from all over the southeast gathered at a resort hotel on I-Drive to connect with the assistance they need to readjust. Eufaybia Bean’s husband just got back from his second deployment to Afghanistan, and after being a single mother for over a year, Bean said she’s eager to find ways to adjust to his return.

“(I’m looking for) ways of coping with the new him. He’s changed a lot since he’s been gone,” said Bean.

The weekend is part of the Yellow Ribbon Integration program put on by the Department of Defense in partnership with hundreds of community agencies and organizations that have services to help the soldiers.
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