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  • Deployers learn personal finance hacks during virtual Yellow Ribbon event

    These were a few questions asked during the “Minimize Your Life, Maximize Your Financial Future” briefing, given to pre-deployers during a virtual Yellow Ribbon event, August 28-29. The focus of this briefing was to help pre-deployers set a financial goal for themselves, discuss expenses, identify ways they waste money and ways to minimize spending.
  • In-person Yellow Ribbon event characterized by caution, connections

    More than 350 Airmen and their loved ones traveled to the Sunshine State to attend an in-person Air Force Reserve Yellow Ribbon event July 23-24, 2021. It was the first large-audience, in-person event since pandemic prompted travel restrictions in March 2020. The Yellow Ribbon Program began in 2008 following a congressional mandate for the Department of Defense to assist reservists and National Guard members in maintaining resiliency as they transition between their military and civilian roles.
  • Lighten your backpack: tips to overcome deployment challenges

    Reserve Citizen Airmen and their families received deployment advice from Chief Master Sgt. Eric Smith during a virtual Yellow Ribbon event May 15-16.
  • Having courage to care for one another is key to readiness

    In preparation to deploy and transition back home, Reserve Citizen Airmen and their loved ones attended a virtual Yellow Ribbon event, April 24-25.The Air Force Reserve Yellow Ribbon Program promotes the well-being of reservists and their families by connecting them with resources before, during and after deployments.The event’s participants were
  • Building upon personal strengths help Airmen, families overcome stress

    Fortunately, the Air Force Reserve Yellow Ribbon Program exists to help alleviate this stress. The program consists of a series of events designed to provide members and families with essential resources prior to deployment, stability and support while deployed, and successful re-integration techniques after the deployment cycle ends.
  • Where the rubber meets the road: building your resiliency profile

    During the Jan. 23-24 virtual Yellow Ribbon event, keynote speaker Capt. D’Anthony Harris delivered a speech on resiliency and how to build a four-part resiliency profile in order to equip Airmen and their families for life’s challenges.According to Harris, who coordinates psychological health initiatives for the Air Force Reserve Command’s Yellow
  • Finance coach provides advice on pandemic, deployment

    The ongoing pandemic provides an opportunity for Airmen to resituate their financial lives, create actionable financial goals and offer options to grow wealth, said Kristy Tubbs, a financial coach with Piece of Heart Financial Counseling, during a virtual Yellow Ribbon event Dec. 18-19.Tubbs, a military spouse of 32 years who has experienced
  • Yellow Ribbon prepares cross-trainee, key spouse for first deployment

    After serving in the Army National Guard for a decade, Rachel Murray transferred to the Air Force Reserve as a traffic management specialist for the 927th Logistics Readiness Squadron at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.
  • Yellow Ribbon reveres military children

    April is the month of the military child, as the Department of Defense shines a spotlight on the children of members of the armed forces.“None of these children volunteered for the military life,” said Senior Master Sgt. Jackie Zawada, project manager for the Air Force Reserve Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program. “None of them signed a contract
  • Event helps reservist prepare for first deployment

    Surrounded by palm trees, sunshine, fountains and swimming pools, Senior Airman Brittney Jenkins took part in an Air Force Reserve Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program event here March 16-18, attending various breakout sessions to help her prepare for an upcoming deployment, her first.
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