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Idaho Army families say farewell to soldiers preparing to deploy

Idaho Army families say farewell to soldiers preparing to deploy



in a ceremony marked by support love and patriotism family and friends gathered to send off a team of about 25 Army Reserve Soldiers most of them from Idaho as they prepare to deploy overseas for roughly nine months four fourth-generation army soldier Joshua Mason and his family the separation comes at an emotionally tricky time December January is not a good time for us because with Christmas and then our anniversary is December 31st and then his birthday is January fourth and we have another baby on the way and her due date is January 10th so that's that's a lot to miss out on but from his past experience he says it makes coming home all the better when you get home and you see each other for the first time it's it's kind of like all those emotions you just hold on to it's just all of that all that that you had for those holidays and birthdays and events that you missed out on it kind of all floods back the same it's it's a nice feeling per team commander Captain James Lilli a similar concern comes to mind but he's hoping camaraderie will help them pull through the soldiers are very good at taking care of each other and watching out for each other so there's a good support group within the unit and then back for the families we have an FRG program which is a family readiness program where all the families are able to stay in touch and provide support for each other's support that some army families are also receiving from their closest loved ones Mason's mother-in-law aims to step in as much as she can that's really hard for her and my grandson and I want to be a support to them and I know it's really hard on jobs having to leave and leaving them behind it's really difficult it I just want to be there to support them despite everything the movement control team seems to have their eye on the prize try to stay stress-free and I think if we're able to keep that mentality overseas all this keep our head straight it's just it's you know continue the mission Madeline white 6 on your side


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