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Partner Spotlight

Citizen Soldier Support Program

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill’s Citizen Soldier Support Program (CSSP) focuses on building a strong support community for members of the National Guard and reservists. CSSP connects Guardsmen and reservists with psychological health program resources, such as the “N.C. Citizen Soldier – Things I wish I had known Facebook page, throughout the deployment cycle. Visit CSSP’s WarWithin database to find a psychological health professional near you.

Guard Your Health

Guard Your Health provides health and readiness tips and resources for Army National Guard members and their families. Guard Your Health addresses common health topics and questions Guardsmen and their families may have as they maintain readiness and resilience in a military-civilian lifestyle, including behavioral health topics. Use their Ask The Experts feature online from Guard Your Health if you have questions about health readiness.

Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program

The Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP) is a Defense Department initiative to support members of the National Guard and reservists and their families with resources to manage the military-civilian lifestyle throughout the deployment cycle. Through YRRP events, Guardsmen and reservists connect with local resources that help them transition throughout the deployment cycle and reintegrate into civilian life. Learn about where you can access information on health care, training opportunities, financial services and legal benefits by registering for your next YRRP event.


ReserveAid provides financial support to members of the National Guard and reservists and their families who served through OEF/OIF/OND. ReserveAid offers one-time payments to Guardsmen and reservists to cover daily living costs, such as mortgages or utility bills. Additionally, National Guard and reserve members can physically support each other by joining the ReserveAid athletic team, Team ReserveAid, to raise awareness and funds for troops in need. Fill out an Application for Assistance to learn more about how to receive financial support.

Operation Climb On

Operation Climb On provides outdoor and climbing programs for veterans to support psychological strength and resiliency. Through recreational and instructional programs, Operation Climb On offers veterans the opportunity to reintegrate into civilian life alongside fellow veterans as they create bonds and build trust with each other. Get involved with Operation Climb On by participating in an upcoming program.

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) promotes support and understanding between members of the National Guard and reservists and their civilian employers. ESGR works to reduce the stress about finding work after deployment or making sure your job is still waiting for you upon return. Find a local ESGR representative for assistance with employment questions and concerns.




inTransition is a Defense Department program that supports psychological health for service members throughout time of transition, both within the military or to civilian life. inTransition connects service members with a personal coach to help manage concerns and stressors through all stages of transition, including connecting them to a health care professional, integrating with local resources and maintaining health appointments. The coaches are trained counselors that understand military culture and respect for privacy. Call inTransition’s toll free number for assistance with your transition: 800-424-7877.

Reserve Officers Association

The Reserve Officers Association (ROA) advocates for support for reservists across the country and the challenges faced as a civilian service member. ROA supports reservists through advocacy, legal assistance, education on policy affecting reserve components, professional development courses and a membership organization dedicated to reserve readiness. Stay up-to-date on reserve news by signing up for the ROA SmartBrief.

Grace After Fire

Grace After Fire assists women veterans as they transition from military to civilian life. By offering facilitated peer support discussions, an online community forum and a list of support resources, Grace After Fire supports a community of women veterans helping women veterans. For more information about Grace After Fire, sign up for their monthly newsletter.


Ready54 promotes readiness and resiliency among Air and Army National Guard members and their families through lessons and tactics in the Comprehensive Airmen Fitness and Comprehensive Soldier & Family Fitness programs. Ready54 encourages resilience in social, spiritual, mental and physical settings for both Guardsmen and their families. Search for local resources for ANG and ARNG resiliency.

The Real Warriors Campaign collaborates with a variety of not-for-profit organizations that share our mission and can help us reach out to service members, families and health care providers. Our network of partners and affiliates includes military organizations and programs, nonprofit organizations, advocacy organizations and local groups. Through communication and collaboration with these organizations, the campaign can offer the most relevant and up-to-date resources and provide partners with easy and effective outreach mechanisms.

Explore the categories below to learn more about our affiliates and partners, or see a complete list. 

To learn more about the Real Warriors Partnership Program and how to become a partner or affiliate, download the Partnership Program Informational Sheet or contact us.


Partners and affiliates are not-for-profit organizations who support the mission of the Real Warriors Campaign. The appearance of organizations does not constitute endorsement by the United States Department of Defense of the organizations, linked websites, or the information, products or services contained therein. All partnerships are informal and do not involve any financial support.  The Real Warriors Campaign reserves the right to refuse any partnership/affiliate request that is not deemed appropriate or to terminate any partner relationship at any point.

The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the Department of Defense of this website or the information, products or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and Morale, Welfare and Recreation sites, the Department of Defense does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. Such links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this DoD website.

Last Reviewed: 07/12/13
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