During Deployment - The Essentials

Every deployment requires learning new skills. Your mission will be more successful if you take the time to learn some important new skills. Learn how to recognize and manage stress, explain military life to your kids, manage your finances while you’re away and vote when deployed.

While deployed, consider ways to:

Manage your stress.

Some stress keeps you at the top of your game. But too much strain can have negative effects on performance, safety and well-being. During deployment, it is especially important to know the signs of stress and to be ready with stress management techniques. It’s also important to know where you can turn for professional help, such as Military OneSource’s confidential, non-medical counseling.

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Stay connected while deployed.

When you’re deployed it can be tough to stay connected to those you love back home or carry on routines, such as voting. But there are several ways you can stay in touch with those you care for and even continue to carry on certain civic responsibilities when you are deployed. Thanks to communications technology and helpful tips you’ll find in the article and resources below.

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Stay fiscally fit.

Deployment can impact a household budget. Your pay could change or you could incur some unexpected expenses. With the right information and a little extra effort, you can stay fiscally fit during deployment and stay in command of your household budget. Follow these tips to achieve financial stability and health even while you’re gone.

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Sometimes deployment can be overwhelming. Fortunately, you have people to talk to. Our non-medical counseling staff is always a phone call away during your military journey. Call us at 800-342-9647 or send a chat request and we’ll help you be the best you can be. OCONUS/Overseas? Click here for calling options.