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May 23, 2008
Military family center to open in Forest Grove; Rep. Wu to attend ribbon cutting
 
The Oregon National Guard and will have a ribbon cutting ceremony to open the Westside Family Assistance Center Tuesday, May 27, at 3:30 p.m. Congressman David Wu will participate in the ceremony at the Miller Armory in Forest Grove.

"It is crucial that military members and their families have access to support services," said Congressman Wu. "With the opening of the new Family Assistance Center, more Oregon families will have resources available through all stages of deployment. I am honored to be cutting the ribbon on a facility that will make it easier for our brave men and women to serve their country while knowing that their loved ones are being cared for back home."

The center contains classrooms, private rooms, and computers with internet access for military families to use. Tours of the facility are available from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on May 27.

Through the center, members of the military and their families will be able to access services like Military and Family Life Consultants for group or individual problem-solving sessions; Transition Assistance Advisors who offer a first line of support for returning veterans to help troubleshoot concerns surrounding their benefits; and educational assistance, employment help, and support for any other issues families face.

The Center will provider family services to members of the National Guard as well as active and reserve components of the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.

The address is:
Miller Armory in Forest Grove
2950 Taylor Way
Forest Grove, OR 97116

Media are welcome to tour and attend the ribbon cutting.
 
 
Contact Info:
 
Maj Mike Braibish
503-932-5805