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
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 pre-deployment stage is characterized alternately by denial and anticipation of loss.Full Story
Some tips and tricks to consider if you are planning to send a care package to the Middle East for a service member.
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