The mission of the Kentucky Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program is to assist, collaborate and partner with Services and agencies in order to provide Service members, Veterans and Family members with informational events and activities, referrals and proactive outreach services throughout the phases of deployment or mobilization.
The Kentucky Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP) is a DoD-wide effort to promote the well-being of Kentucky National Guard members, their families and communities, by connecting them with resources throughout the deployment cycle.
- Do you know the Deployment Cycle? Knowing what to expect is the first step to ensuring readiness and resiliency! Learn More
- When a Loved One Deploys. Preparing for your loved one to deploy doesn’t have to be a solo mission. Learn More
- Read a Message From the Chief Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program Chief, Janet Salotti, writes a personal letter about deployments, Family Readiness, and the successes of the program. Read the Letter
Some things you can expect from attending a Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program event are:
- Points of contact to valuable resources in your community
- Coping strategies and tips for dealing with your loved one’s separation
- Information about benefits and entitlements you may have earned through your loved one’s service
- Connecting with other Families who share the same experiences
- Awareness and information you can use as you help your loved one reintegrate into civilian life after deployment
Attending a Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program event can strengthen your Family for the changes that occur while your loved one is deployed and after they return. To learn about the Deployment Cycle and how it may affect your Family, click here.
Through YRRP events, Service members and loved ones connect with local resources before, during, and after deployments. Reintegration during post-deployment is a critical time for members of the Kentucky National Guard, as they often live far from military installations and members of their units. Commanders and leaders play a critical role in assuring that Service members and their families attend YRRP events where they can access information on health care, education/training opportunities, financial, and legal benefits.