Tag: Yellow Ribbon
  • Yellow Ribbon participants lean on all types of support

    When Capt. Kristin Broullire’s husband couldn’t attend the February Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program event in Denver, she didn’t despair.Her brother, David Espiau, was right there by her side.Broullire, a C-130 Hercules pilot from the 731st Airlift Squadron at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, decided to turn the trip into a family
  • Families learn about deployment-related resiliency

    It wasn’t until Master Sgt. Joseph Vergona returned from his seventh deployment that the Reserve Citizen Airmen and his family participated in a program that promotes the well-being of reservists and their loved ones by connecting them with resources before and after deployments.“It really made the military more like family, especially for the
  • Yellow Ribbon benefits repeat attendees

    It can be hard to take in everything that the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program has to offer in just one training weekend. For many deploying Reserve Citizen Airmen and their loved ones, the solution is coming back again and again.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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