What is Beyond the Yellow Ribbon?
Beyond the Yellow Ribbon is a comprehensive program that creates awareness for the purpose of connecting Servicemembers and their families with community support, training, services and resources.
To learn more about Beyond the Yellow Ribbon, download the brochure, watch the documentary and view the quotes below:
Yellow Ribbon Readiness Services Documentary
This 20-minute (two part) documentary looks at the elements within Minnesota's Beyond the Yellow Ribbon, Yellow Ribbon Readiness Services Team. This video features testimonies from three Minnesota National Guard Soldiers and their families about the reintegration process that they personally experienced.
A Comprehensive approach
"As we rank all of the things that we want to have as priorities in Minnesota, the first one should be taking care of our members of the military and the people who protect our safety and security. They give so much for us, we need to make sure that we match that commitment in our words and our deeds.” - former Gov. Tim Pawlenty
The Minnesota National Guard has pioneered a comprehensive approach to providing services, training and resources to Servicemembers and their families throughout the deployment cycle. Beyond the Yellow Ribbon training is open to all branches of the military. Even its name, Beyond the Yellow Ribbon, is a reminder that the supporting military Servicemembers cannot end when they return home from deployment and the yellow ribbons are untied; but continues throughout the process of reintegration.
“We get there by building the team. By, what we call in Minnesota, building Fort Minnesota. And Building Fort Minnesota is a concept where we harness the goodwill and we harness the partnerships of communities and the agencies within those communities to reach out and touch Servicemembers and families”. - Brig. Gen. Kevin Gerdes, 34th Infantry Division Deputy Commander
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 November 2013 14:03|