The Deployment Center: Reserve and National Guard
Being called to duty can be a wrenching experience -- for the spouse and family as well as for the servicemember.
Having a loved one mobilized or deployed means shifting roles and changing responsibilities while maintaining a stable family life. Be sure to read these tips, and maintain your family's emotional and financial well-being.
- Get the straight facts. What is Mobilization and Deployment?
- What you're going through, thousands of others have
gone through. Learn about how to make the best of the situation. The Emotional Phases of Deployment
- Your spouse or loved one may be heading into danger, but don't neglect your own safety at home. Family Safety
- Be ready for any trouble at home before it happens. Preparation for Emergencies
- Just some of the ways you can keep
in touch despite the great distances. Communication
- What's the best way to keep track of what your servicemember is doing when he or she is away?
Keeping Up with the News
- Don't underestimate the value of activity during times of stress. Military bases have facilities you can use. Recreational Activities
Don't lose your drive to accomplish things while your spouse or loved one is away. Other Activities
- Deployment can be extra hard on your children. Read some tips on how you can all handle the situation. Your Children and Separation
- Feel overwhelmed, emotionally and physically, by your loved one's absence? Take a deep breath and use some of these tips. How to Cope with Sudden Deployments
- We all hope that our loved ones can return safely, but if they do not, know that the U.S. military offers support services and benefits. The Worst-Case Scenario
- Whether it's for the special person in your life or servicemembers everywhere, take advantage of care package and message services. Supporting the Troops