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Gov. Gregoire, Gen. Lowenberg announce new web site for guard soldiers transitioning home

For Immediate Release: April 22, 2009

OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire and The Adjutant General, Major General Timothy Lowenberg, announced a new web site to support members of the Washington National Guard and their families as they transition home from deployments.

“As our brave citizen soldiers and airmen are serving their country and this state so very well, it is our responsibility to serve them and their families as they transition home,” said Gregoire. “While in Iraq last January, I heard again and again that a major concern of soldiers was the economy and having a job once they get home. This web site is a starting point to address their concerns and support them in this challenging economy.”

The new Families & Veterans web site is designed to be a one-stop center for all Washington National Guard Veteran and Family Readiness services. Dedicated National Guard staff and state workers stand ready to help by providing resources that helps soldiers with job searching and career development, and programs to support family health, counseling and other services.

"Taking care of our Guard members and their families continues to be our chief priority. I am excited about the wide access and array of resources available on this web site," said Lowenberg.

Employers are encouraged to visit the web site as well to find more information on how they can reach out to transitioning Guard members.

The Washington Department of Veteran’s Affairs, Employment Security Department and other state agencies are working together with the Washington National Guard to ensure the best possible service for our troops.