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Yellow Ribbon strengthens Air Force Reserve families Yellow Ribbon strengthens Air Force Reserve families
A Columbus, Ohio, family used an Air Force Reserve Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program event here Sept. 22-24 as the official kick-off to prepare for their second deployment.Reserve Citizen Airman Tech. Sgt. Zachary Loechler and his wife, Abigail, participated in their second event to connect with resources designed specifically to help them
0 9/27
2017
A week after they married, an Air Force Reserve couple attended a Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program training weekend here due to the husband’s upcoming deployment.
Tech. Sgt. Glenn Matsuo and his wife, Rae, were married Sept. 17, 2016,  in Honolulu, near where he serves as an air transportation craftsman in the 48th Aerial Port Squadron air transportation at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. It was a small ceremony with only a handful of close family and friends in attendance.
Newlyweds prepare for deployment separation
A week after they married, an Air Force Reserve couple attended a Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program training weekend here due to the husband’s upcoming deployment.Tech. Sgt. Glenn Matsuo and his wife, Rae, were married Sept. 17 in Honolulu, near where he serves as an air transportation craftsman in the 48th Aerial Port Squadron air transportation
0 9/29
2016
Children of Air Force reservists attend a Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program event April 23, 2016, in Dallas. Yellow Ribbon events allow youngsters to interact with other children experiencing the void left when a parent departs for a military deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Mota) Yellow Ribbon honors children
Deploying Air Force reservists who are parents brought their children to military training here during the Month of the Military Child to interact with other youngsters in the same circumstances.“It’s his second deployment so I know what to do and what to expect, but we’re still going to have a hard time without him and we will miss him,” Olivia
0 5/03
2016
Senior Master Sergeant Eric Smith shares communication strategies with pre-deployment couples April 23, 2016, during a Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program training weekend in Denver. Smith, first sergeant for the 340th Flying Training Group at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, shared personal stories relating to doing the little things to lay the foundation for a successful deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Eric Amidon) Speaker: deployers should take time for the little things
After the 2011 death of his mother, Senior Master Sgt. Eric Smith found a locked box among her belongings. Inside, along with personal papers and valuables, was every letter, card and note he had written to her since 1985.A swell of emotions left him speechless, the Air Force’s First Sergeant of the Year for 2014 told a class he led Saturday at an
0 4/27
2016
Air Force Reserve couples listen during the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program's initial Couples Enrichment Program class Jan. 30, 2015, in Denver. Unlike most courses offered during Yellow Ribbon, this training encompasses the entire weekend and encourages couples to focus on improving their relationships in a positive and productive manner. Chaplain (Maj.) Joshua Kim of the 459th Air Refueling Wing, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, led the instruction. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Megan Crusher) Yellow Ribbon unveils new in-depth couples’ program
The Air Force Reserve Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program has added a class aimed at couples to its weekend slate of deployment-related training options.The Couples Enrichment Program is designed to help those who are married, engaged or dating delve into their relationships to better understand themselves and their partners in a more profound way
0 2/05
2016
Air Reserve Component Teen Leadership Council members Biannca Recoder and Nathan Williams staff a table to inform guests at a Yellow Ribbon Reintegration event Nov. 20-22 in Orlando. The council is a nationwide group of 14 teens from Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jaimi Upthegrove) Teens connect, support one another nationwide
AirReserve Component Teen Leadership Council members volunteered during a YellowRibbon Reintegration event here Nov 20-22.The council is a nationwide group of 14 teensfrom Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard families. It provides a youthperspective in the planning, implementation and evaluation of Guard/Reserveyouth programs.  Teens speak on
0 12/17
2015
Security detail member Tech. Sgt. Hector Flores walks the main corridor at an Air Force Reserve Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program event Sept. 27, 2015, in Orlando, Florida. Flores, a member of the 507th Security Forces Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, was part of an eight-person security detail responsible for 900 participants at the event. Yellow Ribbon promotes the well-being of reservists and their families by connecting them with resources before and after deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Burke) Security team protects Yellow Ribbon attendees
As a streamof visitors walks across brightly colored carpet in an immense hotel here, aman in a suit directs them to a registration table. He does this for scores ofpeople over a 3-hour period at the start of an Air Force Reserve YellowReintegration Program training event.“Professional,yet courteous,” said Master Sgt. Bryant Hamlor, describing the
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2015
Retired Navy Lt. Cmdr. Chip Lutz talks about post-deployment communication during his keynote address Jan. 24, 2015, at an Air Force Reserve Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program training event in Florida. Yellow Ribbon promotes the well-being of reservists and their loved ones by connecting them with resources before and after deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Aja Heiden) Former naval officer addresses Yellow Ribbon trainees
A former Navy officer who's also a military spouse led Air Force Reservists and their loved ones in weekend discussions about communication challenges posed by deployments."Having bad communication does not make you a bad person, it happens to everyone," said Chip Lutz, who retired as a lieutenant commander after 22 years in the service.
0 2/03
2015
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