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Direct and practical, Westling gives succinct historically-based and experiential background to the challenges of reuniting military people and families after duty-related absence, disruption, growth, and sometimes, trauma. He then gives us a tested and proven program for both returning service members and for their spouses to prepare for current post-deployment family reunions-which can be duplicated and projected from the attached DVD for immediate use by leaders both abroad, at sea, and at home base.


                                                                                   Ronald Mah, M.A.

                                        California Licensed Family & Marriage Therapist

                                         Instructor, Western Institute for Social Research




“As a military husband and father who deployed and returned many times, the author’s primary concern is for the families who currently share these absences and reentries.  From first-hand, front line experience, Les Westling has graciously written his book as a gift to every Commanding Officer, every Senior Enlisted Advisor, every Chaplain, every Ombudsman, and every Family Therapist concerned about the people entrusted to their care.


                                                    Dave Carey, Captain, U.S. Navy (Ret.) 

            Author of "The Way We Choose: Lessons for Life from a POW's Experience." Motivational Speaker,

Management Consultant, Coach and Trainer




“As a veteran of 30 years with three combat tours in the Marine Corps, I have seen firsthand how crucial issues of return and reunions are. Chaplain Westling’s book not only conveys the importance of understanding the dynamics of reuniting families separated by duty, but it offers excellent tools by which successful homecomings may be achieved.


Paul Siverson, Sergeant Major,

USMC (Ret.)

Secretary, International Board of the Non-Commissioned Officers' Association of America.

Secretary of the Navy's Retiree Council (2002-2004)

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