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Deployment Tea Connects Soldiers, Spouses to Students

by Erin Murray, Army Flier

Army Flier
Fort Rucker, AL | January 6, 2012

Fort Rucker Primary School ambassadors welcomed spouses, children and one recently deployed Soldier at the Deployment Tea.

Fort Rucker Primary School ambassadors welcomed spouses, children and one recently deployed Soldier at the Deployment Tea. | Photo: Erin Murray

Teachers and staff at the Fort Rucker Primary School helped keep deployed Soldiers in touch with students and gave spouses a chance to connect at the Deployment Tea Dec. 15.

"We try to keep in contact with the parents, even when they're away. It's easier now in the 21st century for the parents to feel like they're a part of their child's education. The tea is just a small event to bring the parents together. More so than anything, it's a time for them to get together and talk," said Mietta Hammond, guidance counselor at the school.

The Deployment Teas are held each semester for spouses of Soldiers who also have children enrolled at the primary school. The tea is coordinated by many different members of the school staff in order to keep Soldiers informed.  

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