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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11 Ways To Calm Down (When Freaking Out!)

During deployment, we don’t just worry about our service member’s safety, we worry about the house burning down for good measure. We don’t just worry about the deployment being extended, we worry about the freckle on our elbow that will probably turn into cancer. If that isn’t enough, we also worry that six hairs clogging the ... Continue Reading

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