Jesse Padilla, a Tigua Tribe elder from the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo near El Paso, Texas, lights a ceremonial pipe for Nina Taylor during a sacred spiritual ceremony at a retreat in Hunt, Texas, on April 22, 2006. Also taking part in the ceremony are (left to right) Master Sgt. Don Taylor, Reserve Army Maj. Oxana Werbiansky and her husband, Dwight Fish. The couples attended the retreat April 20 to 27 hosted by the Military, Veteran and Family Assistance Foundation. The retreat helps couples reconnect after the military spouse returns from a deployment.
U.S. Air Force photo/Louis A. Arana-Barradas
November 2, 2012
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