Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program

Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program

The Yellow Ribbon Program is a cooperative network of military services, veteran service organizations, state government departments and other agencies that provide information, resources, referral and proactive outreach to servicemembers and their families throughout all phases of the deployment cycle. Training is conducted in various locations throughout the country. Members that have deployed for 75 days or more during a 12 month period in which they were separated from their family are eligible. Reserve members attend in military status and are authorized pay, travel, lodging and per diem. Eligible guests are authorized reimbursement for travel and actual expenses approved for those outside of the commuting distance. For more information, IMAs should visit the Yellow Ribbon Website or contact the YRRP staff at

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Helping maintain resiliency during all stages of deployment is paramount to the morale and welfare of our Airmen and families. The Air Force Reserve Yellow Ribbon Program is a series of events designed to provide members and families with essential resources prior to departure (pre-deployment), a level of stability and support while deployed (during deployment), and successful re-integration techniques after the deployment cycle ends (post deployment).

90 days or more on Active Duty in support of deployment and separated from family.

Who Attends

Member + two guests (or one + all eligible DEERS children). Guests include spouse, grandparent, sibling, parent, children up to age 22 (if enrolled as full-time students), DIs - fiance, best friend, co-worker, boy/girl friend, roommate, adult children, extended family. DIs must be elected in writing prior to departure. Free childcare up to age 12, educational activities for ages 13-17.

Participants can attend three events: One pre-deployment (w/in 120 days) and two post-deployment (w/in 180 days).


Member Entitlements: Paid RPA orders, travel, per diem, hotel room.
Guest Entitlements: ITA order, travel, actual expenses, additional room waiver (if needed).


VA, Financial Management, Tricare, GI Bill, Marriage Enrichment, PHAP, ESGR, A Different Kind of Courage, Key Spouse, Resiliency, MFLC, Single Issues, Stress Mgmt, MOS, Suicide Prevention.

Contact Information


Commercial: 478-327-1041
DSN: 497-1041
Fax: 478-327-0207 DSN: 497-0207

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