Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program
Mission: To provide Service members, families, or
designated individuals with information and proactive outreach opportunities to
foster healthy life-skills development throughout the deployment cycle and reintegration
Recognized nationally as a leader in providing effective and proactive
service to our customers based on their environmental and situational needs.
Ribbon events and activities provide information and resources that help
Service members and their families or designated individuals understand their
benefits, learn how to access their benefits, become familiar with resource
providers in their communities, and overcome deployment challenges. Yellow Ribbon events and activities include:
These events proactively address issues to build resilience and
knowledge throughout the deployment and reintegration phases. Pre-Yellow Ribbon events occur between 90-120
days before mobilization.
During Deployment. Events or activities that focus on challenges
and stress associated with deployment and having a Service member in a combat
zone, and decreasing the isolation of families and designated individuals
during deployment. During Yellow Ribbon
events are available for supporters halfway through the deployment.
This phase will be the time following demobilization or during any
redeployment period. Information and
education are focused on resolving issues associated with the reintegration
process. Post-Yellow Ribbon events will
occur between 60-90 days after demobilization.
Is participation in the Yellow Ribbon
Program mandatory for Service members?
Yellow Ribbon events are mandatory per the mandate given by Congress in 2008. Only the commander can excuse a Service
member when the Service member has prior obligations, such as a Military
school. The Service member is, however,
required to attend another event to make up the attendance.
As a Service member, am I required to
attend all briefings?
attendees are on orders and in an official duty capacity when attending.
Soldiers attend in IDT status, and they are essentially “drilling at an
As a Supporter/Family member, am I
required to attend all briefings?
If you are
on Individual Travel Authorizations / Orders and planning to fill out a DD
1351-2 (Travel Voucher for reimbursement), you must attend all briefings.
What is the dress code for Service
Members and Supporters?
members’ dress code can vary depending on the Command. Typically Service members are required to
wear their Duty uniforms on Saturday and wear business casual on Sunday. Supporters must wear business casual Saturday
and Sunday. Business casual can include
jeans if they are in good condition. No
cut-offs, jeans with holes, or profane or revealing attire. Please get in touch with the Yellow Ribbon
office for specific details about your event.
Who issues the Service member’s travel
Who issues the Supporter’s travel
Contact the Yellow Ribbon Office at:
Force Headquarters, Missouri National Guard
Center - Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program
City, MO 65101-1203
Yellow Ribbon OIC
Yellow Ribbon NCOIC