Since 9/11, more than 900,000 National Guard and Reserve members have been called to active duty in support of contingency operations around the globe. They return from duty to families, friends, careers, schools and communities scattered across the nation to begin the difficult task of finding their new normal. The Defense Department's Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program ensures these service members and those who support them have access to the information, resources and assistance they need throughout and beyond the deployment cycle.
For one 19-year-old Army Reservist scheduled to deploy to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, this summer, the decision to invite his parents to a Yellow Ribbon event was simple. Story
Soldiers from the 210th Military Police Company, 105th Military Police Battalion and 130th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade received a welcome home from from Afghanistan with a ceremony held in their honor. Story
Navy Region Northwest Reserve Component Command hosted more than 80 sailors, soldiers, and their guests during a Returning Warrior Workshop in downtown Seattle. Story
Yellow Ribbon Events provide guardsmen and their family members who are in the deployment cycle required training in a professional learning atmosphere, as well as access to agencies and resources who offer critical services related to benefits, employment, health and education. Story
A Coast Guard Reserve unit returned recently returned to Florida following a six-month deployment to the Middle East in support of Operations New Dawn and Enduring Freedom. Story