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The Pre-Deployment events focus on providing education and information that ensure the readiness of the unit, their families, employers, and the affected communities for the rigors of deployment and the challenges of family separation. The event will provide the Service Member and Family Members and/or designated representative an understanding of the available support programs and how each phase of deployment is connected. The pre-deployment event will address issues in a proactive manner in order to build resilience and knowledge. This enables the service member and family members to have resources and information throughout the deployment and reintegration phase.

Pre-Deployment Events Include at a minimun, but are not limited to:

2) Veterans Affairs
3) Veterans Benefits Administration
4) Vet Center
5) Integrated Behavioral Health Service

1) Family Programs
2) Child and Youth
3) Employment Center
4) Education Office
5) Military OneSource
6) Red Cross
7) Casualty Operations
8) Judge Advocate General (JAG)

The Family Pre-Demobilization events focus on supporting and enhancing the resilience of the Family while the Service Member is deployed. Deployment events should reinforce spiritual and mental health, outreach, day care, family services, youth programs, community and informational updates. This event is tailored to facilitate a successful transition, reunion, and long-term reintegration for Service Members and their Families.

The event has two sessions between the morning and afternoon. 

Morning session: provides information about services by various components in the Soldier Support Services of the North Carolina National Guard.

Afternoon session: panel driven question and answer that includes Integrated Behavioral Health, Chaplain, Military Family Life Consultants, and a Yellow Ribbon Veteran Soldier discussing direct concerns from Family members and loved ones.

The Post One Yellow Ribbon Event is designed to be held 30-45 days following redeployment or return to the home station from the demobilization site. Soldiers should be provided information and education on how to access the benefits, employment opportunities, and resources available to help them overcome the challenges of transition and reintegration.

Post 1 Deployment Events Include at a minimum, but are not limited to:
1) Reconnecting
2) Transition Assistance Counseling
3) Tricare Benefits and enrollment information
4) Employer Support, Financial Planning
5) Substance Abuse, Anger Management
6) Military One Source
7) VA Healthcare and Benefits
8) Coping Skills
9) Post-Deployment Life Challenges
10) Suicide Prevention

The Post Two Yellow Ribbon Event is focused on topics that address and identify potentially adverse behaviors and the challenges related to transition and reintegration. The programs promote an understanding of changes in the Service Member, the Family, and the challenges associated with returning and reintegrating into society.

Post 2 Deployment Events Include at a minimum, but not limited to:
1) Veterans Affairs services (VA, VHA, VBA, and Vets Center)
2) VA registration (form 10-10EZ)
3) J1 Medical
4) Education and Employment Assistance
5) Substance Abuse and Counter Drug
6) State Safety Office
7) Inspector General
8) Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) briefings

Yellow Ribbon Staff

Yellow Ribbon Program Coordinator, Sgt. 1st Class Martinsen 

Unit Liason, Staff Sgt. Campoli

YR Support, Sgt. Russell

YR Support, Pfc. Gheen


Contact us:

Phone: (984) 664-6054


Yellow Ribbon Facebook Page

Yellow Ribbon YouTube Page


Pre-Deployment Power Point - Click here

G1-SSS Rucksack - Click here