Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program
Army National Guard: Retired
Benefit Fact Sheet
The mission of the Department of Defense Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP) is to promote the well-being of National Guard and Reserve members and their Families by connecting them with resources throughout and beyond the deployment cycle. Soldiers and their Families have access to programs, services, resources, and referrals to minimize stress during all phases of deployment.
Retired Army National Guard Soldiers and their Families are eligible for YRRP support and resources, if recalled as a result of mobilization and/or deployment. YRRP is designed to address the unique needs and challenges of National Guard and Reserve Service members and their Families through all phases of deployment.
Through YRRP events, Service members and Families connect with local resources before, during, and after deployments. Reintegration is a critical time for members of the Guard and Reserve, as they often live far from military installations and members of their units. Commanders and leaders play a critical role in assuring that Reserve Component Service members and their Families attend YRRP events where they can access information on health care, education/training opportunities, financial and legal benefits.
Events are offered at four key phases in the deployment cycle:
- Phase 1: Pre-Deployment
- Phase 2: Deployment (for Families and loved ones)
- Phase 3: Post Deployment 1 (within 180 days after deployment)
- Phase 4: Post-Deployment 2 (between 180 and 365 days after deployment)
YRRP works in conjunction with partners including: Military OneSource, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, Small Business Administration and the Departments of Labor and Veterans Affairs. This collaboration provides informative and interactive seminars and resources that are relevant to members of the National Guard and Reserve community.
For more information, please visit the YRRP webpage maintained by the Department of Defense:
Document Review Date: 28 January 2016