The USAR Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP) offers VIRTUAL Pre-Deployment and Post-Deployment Events, including our new LIVE Virtual Family Panels!
This virtual training is available in lieu of face-to-face events as part of the Army Reserve’s response to COVID-19. This training is also approved Virtual Battle Assembly (VBA) training! To register for your Virtual Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program Events, click here or contact your regional USAR Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program team here.
Yes. Pre-Deployment YRRP Event is mandatory for all first-time deploying/mobilizing Soldiers and optional for all other Soldiers. Post Deployment YRRP Events are optional for all Soldiers. Family members also have the option to participate in Virtual YRRP Events and training..
The training/courseware is designed and vetted by the Department of Defense (DOD) to enhance Military and Family Readiness. It is not solely specific to deployment. Topics include Family communication and parenting skills, financial and employment readiness skills, and stress management. Valuable training on VA benefits and services and Uniformed Service Employment and Re-employment Rights Act (USERRA) is also available. Any of these individual topics or courses can be explored at any time and are relevant to USAR Soldiers and Families beyond the scope of deployment. For a comprehensive list of YRRP online courseware, click here
The Virtual Family Panel is a LIVE web meeting hosted in conjunction with scheduled virtual YRRP events (normally via Microsoft Teams). A panel of subject matter experts and resource providers talk with participants about current policies and available resources pursuant to Solder and Family Readiness and how to access them. Panel members often times include representatives from Army Reserve Family Programs, Military OneSource, Chaplains, Education Services, and others. The Virtual Family Panel is a great opportunity for participants to get educated on resources and solutions specific to the needs of their respective Families.
Absolutely! Although the Virtual Family Panel is a part of Virtual YRRP events, it is also accessible independent of events. Units do not have to participate in an entire Virtual YRRP Event to have access to the LIVE Virtual Family Panel. If you would like to attend a Virtual Family Panel, please reach out to your regional YRRP point of contact to coordinate your (yourself or your unit) attendance.
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As soon as schedules are finalized for each fiscal year, events are published for registration at EventPLUS. If you don't see an option to register for in the time frame of your proposed Pre or Post deployment event, please reach out to your regional YRRP point of contact to coordinate your (yourself or your unit) attendance.
In some cases, no; however, please contact your regional YRRP point of contact and coordinate with them directly
The Army Reserve Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP) is a congressionally mandated program authorized by the 2008 National Defense Authorizations Act (NDAA). The purpose of the program is to serve Army Reserve Soldiers and Families throughout deployment cycles by providing education on and access to the plethora of resources available to them as they prepare for, execute, and return from deployment or mobilization. YRRP’s congressional mandate was updated by the 2016 NDAA to provide Soldiers and Families critical information and services on health, well-being, referral, and outreach resources available throughout the deployment cycle. YRRP services are delivered in four distinct phases.
Regional Points of Contact
Soldiers attend a Pre-Deployment Event 45 days before deployment or mobilization. This is a mandatory requirement for Soldiers deploying or mobilizing for the first time. Soldiers also have the option to bring one (1) guest with them to attend the event. Pre-deployment events focus on providing education and information to 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 events will provide Soldiers and their designated representative an understanding of the available support programs and how each phase of deployment is connected. The Pre-Deployment Event addresses issues in a proactive manner in order to build resilience and knowledge. This enables the Soldiers and Families to have resources and information throughout deployment and reintegration phase.
YRRP continues support of Families through all phases of deployment. Roughly 180 days into deployment or mobilization Families will receive a magazine that includes descriptions of and information on the many resources available during the mobilization.
90 days from Release from Active Duty (REFRAD), Soldiers and one (1) guest have the option to attend a Post-Deployment Event. Believe it or not, by this time Soldiers and Families have experienced a great deal of separation. Post-Deployment Events focus on Soldiers and Families for their return, reunion, and reintegration in order to ensure a smooth transition back into the day-to-day. Soldiers and Families are provided information and access to assist in understanding the challenges that may occur after prolonged separation and/or combat stress. Events are tailored to facilitate a successful transition, reunion, and long-term reintegration. While attendance at this event is not mandatory, YRRP encourages all who are eligible to attend. The resources and reintegration strategies provided could prove invaluable!
Soldiers and Families will receive a Wellness Check phone call 180 days from REFRAD. The purpose of the call is to ensure successful reintegration and to address any other needs that may have arisen post-deployment by providing and/or connecting Soldiers and Families with appropriate resources.
Download: Homefront Magazine
List of Family Programs Directors and Coordinators
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Toll-Free: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Support specialists are available at Military OneSource: 1-800-342-9647
Safe Helpline - Sexual Assault Support for the DoD Community Toll-Free: 1- 877-995-5247