The Reintegration Briefing is mandatory (IAW AFI 10-403) within 7 days return from a deployment longer than 30 days or to a combat zone. Briefers from the A&FRC, Chapel, Mental Health, Military Family Life Consultant and Child & Youth Behavioral Military & Family Life Consultant will speak on topics such as your deployment experience, stress, signs and symptoms of PTSD and more. The briefings are held at 1330 hours every Tuesday and Friday at the Airman & Family Readiness Center. Please call (605) 385-4663 to register. Family members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The Reintegration Program hopes of changing how Airmen return back to their communities and families. The phrase, “Beyond the Yellow Ribbon,” is a reminder that the support of Airmen cannot end when they return from deployment and the yellow ribbons are untied. Read more about Taking Care of Business, Your Health, and Your Family. Read our suggestions for a smooth reintegration:

Taking Care of Business: A checklist outlining steps that need to be taken upon returning from deployment. It will help ensure a successful transition back to civilian life.

Taking Care of Your Health: An explanation of the various health issues that Airmen may be experiencing after an overseas deployment.

Taking Care of Your Family / Significant Other: Pointers on how to reconnect with your spouse, significant other, children and/or parents.

FREE CHILDCARE is provided by the Family Child Care Office’s Returning Home Care Program. Service members that were deployed for 30 days or more in direct support of the Global War on Terrorism are entitled to 16 free hours of child care per child. Contact the Family Child Care Office at (605) 385-4270 or (605) 431-2992 for more information.

Other Resources

Battlemind: Armor for Your Mind
After Deployment: Mental Wellness Resource for Service Members
Military OneSource
VA Vet Centers