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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.


Reserve Family Attends Event Together

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

Military Police Receives Welcome Home

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

Reserve Component Command Hosts Returning Warrior Workshop

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 Evolve With Needs

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

Coast Guard Return From Deployment

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


Photo of families and friends gathering in front of the Newport Armory in Wilmington, Del.

U.S. Soldiers Return From Afghanistan


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Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Overview

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