PBYR - We're Ready to Help copy 1In 2015 PBYR received IRS certification as a non-profit 501c3 corporation in Minnesota.

Please be assured that PBYR is totally operated by unpaid board directors, board officers and volunteers. PBYR partners include the City of Plymouth, Heinzen-Ditter VFW, Plymouth Lions, Plymouth Home Depot, Plymouth Holiday Station, and Prudential. All donations to PBYR are tax deductible. Please consider PBYR in your charitable giving and estate planning.

All donations should be made out to: Plymouth Beyond the Yellow Ribbon c/o Heinzen –Ditter VFW, 19020 Hamel Rd, Plymouth, MN 55446

Gary Goldetsky, Psy.D, LP, President, Plymouth Beyond the Yellow Ribbon


Openings for RSP Contractor Positions – Bloomington and Rosemount

Job OpeningThe Recruit Sustainment Program (RSP) has openings in Bloomington and Rosemount for RSP General Clerk II positions.

The RSP General Clerk II is responsible for administrative functions in support of Recruits in the Recruit Sustainment Program (RSP). RSP General Clerk IIs will perform all duties outlined in the Duty Task List to ensure successful execution of the contract. RSP General Clerk II are supervised by the contract RSP General Clerk III within their state. The National Guard Bureau, through the national contract Program Manager, will provide general and technical guidance.

See attached PDF’s for more information. Any questions can be directed to Mr. David Larson, contact information below.

MN RSP Contract Supervisor
Office: 651-268-8130

rsp general clerk in Bloomington MN

rsp general clerk in Rosemount MN

Suits for Soldiers



2016 Suits for Soldiers – Suit Giveaway

WHO: Veterans
WHAT: Giveaway of gently used and dry-cleaned suits and professional attire for men and women
WHEN: Wednesday November 30, 3016 – 12:00 PM to 4:00PM
WHERE: Farmers Insurance 6625 West 78th Street Bloomington, MN 55439
WHY: To support our veterans transitioning from the military to civilian life
HOW: Go to the address above, browse and try on a gently used and dry-cleaned suit, and take it home.
POC: 952-229-5116

sfs event invite.pdf

A day on the ice for Military youth

pbyr-ice-fishing-kidsWHEN: January 21st, 2017 from 10 am to 3 pm

WHERE: Veterans Campground on Big Marine Lake- Hugo
11300 180th St. North Marine on the St. Croix, MN 55047

About: Youth will be given a safety brief. There will be a handful of expert fishermen volunteers to help. Hot drinks and snacks will be provided, as well as a lunch at noon. Youth can clean and take the fish home. An ice fishing starter kit will be provided which includes a rod and reel. For those who don’t want to fish, ice skating will be available. Please see the PDF below for more information.

RESGISTRATION: First come first serve through http://www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090A4AAEAA28A5F58-military for 75-100 youth. Registration is open and will close when full. Parent participation is encouraged.

For more information please contact Laura Groeneweg Lead Child and Youth Program

Coordinator laura.l.groeneweg.ctr@mail.mil


Coordinator of Veterans and Military Student Services position available

career opportunityA position is available through the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities for a Coordinator of Veterans and Military Student Services. More information can also be found on their website: https://www.mnscu.edu/jobs/viewPosting.php?pid=15096 . Please see the PDF below for additional information.
What: Position opening for Coordinator of Veterans and Military Student Services

Appointment: Full-time Tenure Track/Probationary

Where: St Paul Campus

When: Now through application deadline of November 28, 2016

How: To apply, go to http://agency.governmentjobs.com/metrostatemn/default.cfm


Contact: Carla Ballard
Human Resources
Email: human.resources@metrostate.edu

Employment Ready Veterans- A Job Search Training Series for U.S. Military Veterans

What: Employment Ready Veterans- A Job Search Training Series for U.S. Military Veterans

When: Monday, Dec 12 thru Friday, Dec 16
8:30 am to 12:30 pm

Where: Burnsville WorkForce Center
2800 County Road 42 West * Burnsville, MN 55337

How: Registration is required, register online at:

Please see attached PDF for more information on this training.



VETERANS DAY celebration Saturday, November 12th

PBYR flag-salute-silhouetteCome and join us for a Veterans Day celebration on Saturday, November 12th co-sponsored by Hamel American Legion Post #394 and Hamel V.F.W. Post #5903.

A free will offering breakfast starts at 7:00 AM and the program begins at 9:00 AM.

For additional information, the location and to learn about our guest speaker please check out the PDF below.


Come and salute our hometown Veterans!


Minnesota Military and Veterans Career Fair and Networking Event


pbyr-unitedhealth-group-logo-fontWho: Military & Veteran
What: UnitedHealth Group month-long celebration of Veteran’s Day, onsite Military & Veterans career fair and networking event.
When: Thursday, November 10, 2016 – 5:30pm – 8:00 pm CT
Where: Optum Campus Building #1 (MN010) 11000 Optum Circle, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Why: To connect service members, veterans and their spouses to fortune 6 careers
How: Go to: http://careers.unitedhealthgroup.com and upload your resume prior to the event date 10 November 2016

military and veterans career fair and networking event.pdf

The Plymouth Concert Band presents “Salute to Veterans”

plymouth-concert-bandA musical tribute to the men and women of our armed services. Featuring: A Lincoln Portrait, Narrated by Kelli Slavik, Mayor, City of Plymouth

Sunday, November 20, 2016, 4:00 p.m.

Free Admission

Wayzata High School Auditorium, 4955 Peony Lane N, Plymouth, MN 55446



Please feel free to forward the message and the attachment. Everyone is welcome. Thank you.

Plymouth band concert.pdf

Regional Spotlight: Plymouth Concert Band

Blue Star Moms Collecting Holidays Donations


pbyr-pine-city-bluestarsWHO: Yellow Ribbon community
WHAT: Blue Star Moms Chapter #16 is Collecting items for Holiday package
WHEN: November 6, 2016
WHY: To Package 50 large flat boxes to be send overseas to the men and women serving our country
HOW: Mail your donation to PCBSM PO Box 258 Pine City, MN 55063
POC: pinecitybluestarmoms@gmail.com

we need your support.pdf

bsm care package wish list.pdf

Military OneSource offers Financial Educational Opportunities on MyTraining Hub

Military1SourceKnow any service members that are looking for a financial educational opportunity…look no further then Military OneSource’s (MyTraining Hub).

These financial courses are offered on MyTraining Hub absolutely free! Go to http://www.militaryonesource.mil , login/create a login and go to the Looking for this carousel and click on MyTraining Hub.


Finance – 01 Consumer Credit

pbyr-number4This course is designed to help you understand the good, bad and ugly of credit. You will learn how to build and maintain good credit, and the ins and outs of credit reports.

  • Length: 45 minutes
  • Audience: Family members, Service providers, Military service members



Finance – 02 Developing Your Spending Plan

pbyr-number-5This course is designed to help you develop a spending plan to help ensure your financial success. You will learn how to identify your needs and wants, and create financial goals.

  • Length: 45 minutes
  • Audience: Family members, Service providers, Military service members



Finance – 03 Investing for Your Future

pbyr-number-6This course will help you understand how to set financial goals. You will learn how to evaluate investment products and the features of military and non-military retirement programs.

  • Length: 45 minutes
  • Audience: Family members, Service providers, Military service members



Finance – 04 Car Buying Strategies

pbyr-number-7This course is designed to provide you with tools and tips for a good car buying experience, and how to avoid the pitfalls buyers make. You will learn about the three deals of car buying, the common “car buying game”, and your legal rights.

  • Length: 45 minutes
  • Audience: Family members, Service providers, Military service members



Finance – 05 Money and the Move

pbyr-number-8This course is designed to help you understand the costs associated with moving in the military. You will learn what to expect and how to prepare.

  • Length: 45 minutes
  • Audience: Family members, Service providers, Military service members


Questions please let me know.

  • Michael J. Meier
  • Minnesota Military OneSource Consultant
  • Contractor
  • (612) 751-4290 (cell)
  • michael.meier@militaryonesource.com
  • http://www.militaryonesource.mil
  • 1-800-342-9647

PBYR had a booth at the Plymouth Fire Department’s Open House

pbyr-number-3On October 15, 2016 PBYR was represented by Kersten Beckstrom, a newly elected PBYR Director and she expertly managed the booth. The open house was well attended. Gary was able to review PBYR partnerships with Home Depot, Buffalo Wild Wings, Plymouth Holiday Station and other groups at the event. All remain committed to PBYR and the statewide BYR program. The good energy from all these community partners was high!!

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Disney Land/Disney World Special pricing for Military Families

pbyr-disneyMembers of the U.S. Military enjoy specially priced theme park tickets in 2017 at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. From September 28, 2016 through December 16, 2017, active and retired U.S. military personnel (including active and retired members of the United States Coast Guard, National Guard and Reservists) or their spouses can purchase:

Two Options are available for 2017:

Choose between a Disney 4-Day Ticket or a Disney 5-Day Ticket. The Park Hopper Option is included, so you can come and go as you please at all 4 theme parks each day of your ticket! You can also add-on the Water Park Fun for only $37!

*Disney 4-Day Park Hopper Military Promotional Tickets for $209 each, plus tax (add-on Water Park Fun $37)

*Disney 5-Day Park Hopper Military Promotional Tickets for $224 each, plus tax (add-on Water Park Fun $37)

Valid from January 1 through April 8, 2017 and April 24 through December 19, 2017. And if you’re looking for a little extra magic, add the Water Park Fun & More Option for just $37 more plus tax. Continue reading

Hamel VFW Halloween Party

pbyr-hamel-vfwThe Hamel VFW is hosting a Halloween Costume Party on Saturday, October 29th from 5:00-11:00. The Fabulous Del Counts will be playing from 7:00-10:00. Food will be served from 5:00-8:00.

We are giving out prizes to the three best costumes. The First Place prize is “limousine night” on the town. Get dressed up or just stop by the “V” for a night of great music and fun.

There is no cover charge.

Veteran Service Officer position available- Wright County

great-opportunity-aheadSubject: Veteran Service Officer position available- Wright County

What: Wright County Service Officer Position available

When: Opening date: 10/11/16 Closing date: 10/26/16 04:30 PM

How: Applications may be filed on-line at: http://www.co.wright.mn.us/335/Employment-Opportunities

for Location:
10 2nd Street NW, Room 235
Buffalo, MN 55313

Please see PDF below for further job description.