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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Celebrating Special Occasions During Deployment

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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Sending Edible Treats to the Middle East: Culinary Care Package

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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Until Deployment Do Us Part

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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Drawdown and Other Things That Are Too Good to Be True

“The military is drawing down. Deployments are slowing. Your service member will be home more.” Someone please tell me I’m not the only person who reads those words and thinks “I’ll believe THAT when I see it.” Military leaders claim that my spouse is going to spend more time in my house and less time ... Continue Reading

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