Yellow Ribbon

Yellow Ribbon

The Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP) was established by the National Defense Authorization Act 0f 2008, Section 582, which required the National Guard and Reserve Forces to establish a national combat veteran reintegration program.  The goal of the YRRP is to provide Service Members, their Families, and Supporters with sufficient information, services, referrals, and proactive outreach opportunities throughout the entire deployment cycle. We endeavor to have the DoD Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP) provide support and communications to each service member of the New Jersey National Guard, regardless of service affiliation as well as maintaining an open door to other branches.

When it comes to the deployment phase, we strive to be there from beginning to end, from dusk to dawn, through smiles and frowns. The intent of the program is to prepare National Guard, Reserve Members, and their families for deployment; sustain their families during deployment; and reintegrate Service Members with their families, communities, and employers upon release from active duty in various fun-filled ways.

YRRP helps Service Members and their Families navigate the numerous Department of Defense (DoD), Veterans Affairs, and state systems to ensure they receive information and assistance regarding all the skills, benefits and entitlements via an interactive, integrating experience. The full scope of the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program is beyond an easily presentable list. 

The cycle consists of four (4) phases -- Pre-deployment, Deployment, Demobilization, and Post-Deployment.


The Deployment Cycle

     Pre-Alert/Pre-Deployment Phase

     Deployment Phase

     Demobilization/Reconstitution Phase

     Post-Deployment/Reintegration Phase


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Privacy and Disclosure: New Jersey National Guard Family Programs respects your right to privacy; however, the staff members DO NOT have privileged communication. New Jersey State Family Programs Staff is required by law, with or without your consent, to contact proper authorities if they believe you intend to harm yourself or others or if family member abuse, child neglect or drug use is suspected.