The Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program

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If you are in the National Guard or reserves it's about time you're introduced to the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program, which is all about helping you and your family find what you need before, during and after deployment.

Take advantage of all the available resources when going through a deployment cycle. Military and Family Support Centers or Reserve Component family programs are ready to assist you. Learn more about what the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program has to offer.

Everything you need to know about the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program

The Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program is designed to help National Guard and reserve service members and their families connect with local resources. It provides deployment cycle support from start to finish: pre-deployment, deployment, demobilization, reintegration and beyond.

What does it offer?


a Yellow Ribbon event in your area.

Examples of Yellow Ribbon events might include information on:

  • Health care
  • Education and training opportunities
  • Financial services
  • Legal benefits

The Department of Defense works with several federal partners — like the Small Business Administration and the Departments of Labor and Veterans Affairs — so the information you receive will be up-to-date and relevant.

Why should you use it?


your children through the transition with Sesame Street's outreach program for military families.

You and your family face a unique set of challenges with each deployment. Because National Guard and reserve service members are uniquely geographically dispersed, Yellow Ribbon events help provide support where it's needed most — close to home.

How can you register for an event?

Use the event-planning tool located under Find an Event on the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program website page to find a schedule of upcoming events in your area. Once an event has been approved, you can register using the event-planning tool or by contacting the event's point of contact for further information.


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