Deployment

Deployment is a major event in the lives of military families. From pre-mobilization to care package ideas to reintegration, we have all the resources you need to practically and emotionally prepare for a deployment.

The Emotional Cycle of Deployment: Pre-Deployment

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The pre-deployment stage is characterized alternately by denial and anticipation of loss.

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No military family gets excited about deployment; instead, we kick it into high gear with planning for such things as financial and legal readiness, child-care arrangements and emotional stability....  more

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Some tips and tricks to consider if you are planning to send a care package to the Middle East for a service member.

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There was no chapel, no white dress, no rings. For Army soldiers Colleen McNulty and Jorge Villalobos, the wedding was in a Texas courthouse. The bride and groom wore Army fatigues and combat boots...  more

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Care Package OBSESSION: 8 Great Care Package Ideas

My soon-to-be husband deployed to Afghanistan for a year in 2012. Between planning our wedding and my career as a teacher, I became obsessed (and I mean obsessed) with care packages. It was the first deployment for both of us. We weren’t exactly sure what to expect and I was rattled. Care packages gave me ... Continue Reading

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