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Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program

 

      
         
The Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP) is a Department of Defense-wide effort to promote the well-being of National Guard and Reserve members, their families and communities, by connecting them with resources throughout the deployment cycle. Through Yellow Ribbon events, Service members and loved ones connect with local resources before, during, and after deployments. Reintegration during post-deployment is a critical time for members of the National Guard and Reserve, as they often live far from military installations and other members of their units. Commanders and leaders play a critical role in assuring that Reserve Service members and their families attend Yellow Ribbon events where they can access information on health care, education and training opportunities, financial, and legal benefits. We work with government partners, including the Small Business Administration and Departments of Labor and Veterans Affairs, to provide up-to-date and relevant information to the members of the All-Volunteer force and their families.  
        
       
 
Program Reference
In 2008, Congress mandated creation of the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program for reserve members and their families. The Office of Secretary of Defense was directed to establish the program and provide Reserve members and their families with information throughout the deployment cycle. Public Law 110-181 (NDAA 2008) requires YRP events be held for Reserve members who deploy OCONUS under on contingency orders for a minimum of 90-days and their families (as listed in DEERS).
 
Program Mission, Vision, & Objective
Mission: Promote the well-being of Coast Guard and Reserve members, their families, and communities, by connecting them with resources throughout and beyond the deployment cycle.

Vision: A ready and resilient Coast Guard and Reserve Force that successfully navigates the challenges of deployment and reintegration.

Objective: Ensure the readiness and well-being of Coast Guard and Reserve Force Service members and their families during all phases of the military deployment cycle.
 

   Yellow Ribbon Program Cycle  
           Deployment Cycle           
  Knowing what to expect is the first step to ensuring readiness and resiliency. Understanding the deployment cycle and attending its corresponding events is an easy way to guarantee you’re in the loop on all the services available to you and your family and ensure your smooth transition through each phase. Starting with pre-deployment and ending with reintegration, the diagram above shows how each phase connects to form a sequence.

•Pre-Deployment – Timeframe:
(from first notification until deployment occurs)
•During Deployment – Timeframe:
(from departure until demobilization)
•Demobilization – Timeframe:
(from the unit’s arrival at the demobilization station to departure for its home station)
•Post–Deployment/Reconstitution – Timeframe:
(from arrival at home station to 180 days after arrival)
 
     
  Reintegration Phases  
  The Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP) is designed to apprise eligible Coast Guard Reserve members and families of services, programs, and resources, available before during and after military deployment.


The reintegration phases six (touch-points) within the deployment cycle are:
•Pre-Deployment
•During Deployment (family members)
•Demobilization
•30-Day Post Deployment
•60-Day Post Deployment
•90-Day Post Deployment

 
     

LCDR Veronica McCusker                       
Program Manager, U.S. Coast Guard
Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program
1500 Defense Pentagon,
Washington, DC 20301-1500

Additional Questions:
YellowRibbon@uscg.mil

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