U.S. AIR FORCE SELECTS SANDESTIN GOLF AND BEACH RESORT FOR YELLOW RIBBON EVENT

Oct 15, 2010, 11:15 ET from Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

DESTIN, FL, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ - Maxwell Air Force Base's 908th Airlift Wing has selected Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort for its Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program this weekend, October 15-17, 2010.

The Secretary of Defense initiated the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program which provides information, services, referral, and proactive outreach programs to Soldiers and their families.  This weekend's events at Sandestin will focus on information to assist families and their loved ones who have recently returned from relief missions in Iraq and Afghanistan.

According to Lt. Col Jerry Lobb, chief of public affairs for the 908th Airlift Wing the purpose of the event is to provide information for our returning Airmen and give them an opportunity to reconnect with their families.  "Our Airmen and their families look forward to this event at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort," said Lt. Col. Lobb. 

This weekend's Yellow Ribbon event for more than 260 people will include informational sessions and an opportunity for military to enjoy the resort's amenities including half price activities at Baytowne Adventure Zone and complimentary carousel rides in the Village of Baytowne Wharf. 

"It is our honor to host these men and women and their families, especially after all they have given to our country," said John Russell, president of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.    

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort offers one of the most complete resort experiences in North America.  Sandestin is a 2,400-acre destination for all seasons and for all ages, located on Northwest Florida's Emerald Coast, an area recognized as one of the top 2010 destinations in the world by Frommer's. The resort invites guests to enter a world with a 98-slip Marina plus 30 charming neighborhoods featuring 1,500 condominiums, villas, town homes and a wide variety of hotel accommodations.   A member of Beaches of South Walton, Sandestin features more than seven miles of sugar-white sand beaches and pristine bay front, four championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a fitness center and spa, 65,000 square feet of meeting space and The Village of Baytowne Wharf, a pedestrian village featuring boutique shops, casual and fine dining restaurants and nightlife.  For complete details and reservations, visit www.sandestin.com

SOURCE Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort