The United States military has troops deployed in nearly 130 countries around the world performing a variety of duties. Some US deployments have existed for nearly 50 years, as in Japan, Germany, and South Korea; other deployments are more recent such as military deployments in Iraq.
Welcome to military life - and to the reality of military deployment.
Today, longer-term military deployments are becoming more commonplace. How can you help your military family adjust to the realities of your deployment? Military families find they need psychological, emotional, and organizational support during a loved one's military deployment.
There is ample support for you and your military family at home. How to maintain contact with a deployed military service member; where to find information or assistance for everything from childcare to finances when the service member is gone; what to do to maintain consistency in your military family life as a one-parent household; how to prepare for a happy homecoming once military deployment ends.
Deployments can be stressful, but they can be managed successfully with the support, encouragement, and services available from your military service branch, for everyone in need in your military life.
It's not always easy on your family, but you can prepare yourself and your family for a successful military deployment way before it happens, so that deployment need not be overwhelming when it finally occurs. Manage your next military deployment, and the one after that.
You're far away, and it can be hard on your family as well as on you. But you don't have to go it alone; today more than ever before, technology provides many innovative ways to maintain a strong connection to your military family while you're on military deployment.
It's a very real part of your military lifestyle: military deployment can happen at any time.Then the day arrives when you arrive home to your family after your military deployment. Everyone expects to feel excited overjoyed, elated...but what about uncomfortable?
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