NEW ORLEANS – Louisiana Air & Army National Guardsmen and family members enjoy an elective art course at a Yellow Ribbon Symposium at the Hyatt-Regency in New Orleans, July 27, 2013. Soldiers and Airmen in the pre-, during or post-overseas deployment cycle, along with spouses, parents and siblings, attended two days of Department of Defense mandated courses interspersed with elective offerings such as personal finance, personal defense, home repair and artistic relaxation, among others. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by 1st Sgt. Paul Meeker, Reintegration Office Public Affairs /Released)

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