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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He’s Gone: Now What Do I Do?

He’s gone. Is the answer to this heartbreak to found in your own house? This weekend my girlfriend sent me a picture of her half-empty closet. On one side, her clothes hung in a neat row. On the other side a black plastic hanger clung to the wire shelf organizer. “It is done,” she texted. “He’s ... Continue Reading

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