Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program


What is it?

The Yellow Ribbon Program was established by the National Defense Authorization Act of 2008, Section 582, which required the National Guard and Reserve Forces to establish a national combat veteran reintegration program.

What's in the program for me?

The Yellow Ribbon Program provides deployment cycle support for Servicemembers and their families by hosting 3 types of events- Pre-Deployment, During Deployment, and Reintegration (at the 30, 60, and 90 day marks post deployment). These events serve as a gateway to resources available to the Servicemembers and their families. These resources include but are not limited to: TriCare, Military One Source, Military Family Life Consultants, Personal Financial Counselor, Director of Psychological Health, Chaplain services, Transitional Assistance Advisor, Operation: Military Kids, Youth Programs, Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve, Education, Red Cross Support, Universities, etc.

What can I expect at an event?

Yellow Ribbon provides meals and licensed childcare providers at all events. Yellow Ribbon may provide mileage reimbursement for up to two (2) authorized family members per Servicemember. Authorized family members entitled to reimbursements include: parents, spouses, and children. The authorized family member must travel over 50 miles (one way), from Home of Record to event location, in order to qualify for reimbursement. These same authorized family members (up to 2) are also eligible for one night’s lodging reimbursements at some events. These reimbursements will be conducted after the event. A travel voucher (Form 1351-2) will be completed at the event. Please be sure to bring a voided check/account information for reimbursements to be processed.

Who can I contact for more information?

Army National Guard

SSG Curtis Williams



Air National Guard

164th Airlift Wing – Memphis

Yellow Ribbon Specialist

Michael Horton

Ph. 901-291-7564


118th Wing – Nashville

Yellow Ribbon Specialist

Michelle Andrews

Ph. 615-660-8100


134th Air Refueling Wing – Knoxville

Yellow Ribbon Specialist

David Cates

Ph. 865-548-4088