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The mission of the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP) is to provide information, services, referrals, and outreach opportunities for Service Members as well as their Families throughout each unit's deployment cycle. Four events are held throughout the three phases of the deployment cycle for Service Members and their Families to obtain all of the available information about resources and entitlements.

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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 will focus on but are not limited to:

  • Employment Information
  • Counseling
  • Insurance Information (Tricare and MetLife)
  • Legal Information
  • ResilienceTraining
  • Youth Programs
  • Financial Information
  • Medical And dental
  • Community Outreach
  • Mental Health

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. The morning session is a 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 afternoon session provides information about services by various components in the Soldier Support Services of the North Carolina National Guard.

30-day post mobilization events focus on topics that address and identify potentially adverse behaviors and the challenges related to transition and reintegration. The program promotes an understanding of changes in the Service Member, the Family, and the challenges associated with returning and reintegrating into society.

The 30-day Post Mobilization events focus on but are not limited to:

  • Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

  • Mental Health

  • Financial Information

  • Family Programs

  • Child and Youth

  • Behavioral Health and Resilience

  • Suicide Prevention

  • Education Information

  • NCNG Retirement

  • Tricare

  • ​​Transitional Assistance Programs

  • ​​Military OneSource

  • ​Employment Information

  • ​VA Medical Centers

  • ​Metlife

The 60/90-day combined event provides programs that focus on the SM and their adjustment and reintegration progress. This event will be Service Member-specific and should provide resources to correct negative behavior and focus on succeeding in reintegration. Completion of the DD Form 2900, "Post-Deployment Health Re-Assessment (PDHRA)," is required at this event if not already completed. While SM's conduct the PDHRA, the Family Members will separately be provided the opportunity to discuss concerns they are having with professionals who can help. 

60/90 Day Post Mobilization events focus on programs including, but not limited to:

  • Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program (SHARP)

  • Chaplain

  • IBHS

  • Suicide Prevention

  • Military Family Life Consultants

  • Safety

  • Inspector General

  • Veteran Affairs

  • Medical (Tricare)


  • Reintegration

  • Mental Health

Yellow Ribbon Staff

Yellow Ribbon Program Coordinator, Sgt. 1st Class Martinsen 

Unit Liason, Staff Sgt. Hill   

YR Support, Sgt. 1st Class Grimes

YR Support, Sgt. Campoli

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