Yellow Ribbon Program - helping Airmen and their families

Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station Airmen Captain Brian Haun and SMSgt Mal
Brown participate in a Yellow Ribbon Event held in New Orleans, La. on xx -
xx April, 2015. Haun was the Human Resources representative and Brown was a
Drug Demand and Reduction Program resource provider for more than 350
members and family.  The Yellow Ribbon program is a series of events
designed to provide military members and families with essential pre- and
post-deployment resources. (Courtesy photo)

914th Airlift Wing members Capt. Brian Haun (right) and Senior Master Sgt. Steve Brown participate in a Yellow Ribbon Event held in New Orleans, April, 2015. Haun was the Human Resources representative and Brown was a Drug Demand and Reduction Program resource provider for more than 350 members and family. The Yellow Ribbon program is a series of events designed to provide military members and families with essential pre- and post-deployment resources. (Courtesy photo)

NIAGARA FALLS AIR RESERVE STATION, N.Y. -- 914th Airlift Wing members Capt. Brian Haun and Senior Master Sgt. Steve Brown participated in a Yellow Ribbon Event held in New Orleans, April, 2015.

Haun was the Human Resources representative and Brown was a Drug Demand and Reduction Program resource provider for more than 350 military members and family.

The Yellow Ribbon Program promotes the well-being of reservists and their loved ones by connecting them with resources before and after deployments.

Yellow Ribbon 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. Each year, the Air Force Reserve program trains 7,000 reservists and those closest to them in education benefits, health care, retirement information and more.