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National Security

 

 

 

Lorna Golson

1001 Twilight Drive

North Liberty, IA  52317

319-931-4759

lornagolson@yahoo.com

 

 

NATIONAL SECURITY

 

 

The National Security Program promotes a strong National defense by supporting service members and their families.

 

What can you do as members and units to support the emotional and social needs of active, reserve and transitioning military service members and their families?

 

*Provide blue star and gold star banners for recognition of service members.

*Provide spouse and family support

*Get to know your Legion service officer, they may be able to help in your efforts.

*Be informed about PTSD, TBI, other issues and the resources to help.

*Your unit could work with a Family Readiness Group (FRG) by contacting the Family     Readiness Center at Camp Dodge in Johnston Ia.

*Greet service members and families as they deploy/return from deployment.

*Show patriotic and moral support at yellow ribbon events, offer hospitality, refreshments, and children and youth activities.

*Coordinate community donations/supplies to assemble care packages and emergency preparedness kits.

*Work with Tragedy Assistance Program for survivors (TAPS)

*Serve as mentor to spouses for guidance and support. Contact guidance counselors for assistance with military children.

*Join the Legion to host a POW/MIA ceremony on National POW/MIA recognition day.

*Join the Legion to honor ROTC and JROTC cadets by having a dinner and recognizing their accomplishments.

 

Reporting deadlines and awards TBA.

 

 

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