Every deployment is different and may require new skills and coping strategies. Learn more about resources to help you recognize and manage stress, stay connected to loved ones, handle finances and vote when you are deployed.

Manage your stress

Some stress keeps you at the top of your game. But too much can have negative effects on your performance, safety and well-being. During deployment, it is especially important to know the signs of negative stress and learn how to manage them in a healthy way. Check out the following resources for more information:

It’s also important to know where to go for expert help to address that stress. Learn more about:

Stay connected

When you’re deployed it can be tough to stay connected to those you love back home. Learn about different ways to keep your relationships strong while you’re away:

Practice financial fitness

Deployment can impact a household budget. Your pay could change or you could run into unexpected expenses. With the right information and a little effort, you can stay fiscally fit during deployment. Use these resources to help you stay in command of your household budget:

If you have questions about deployment financial planning, reach out to your installation personal financial management services office. Financial managers can ensure you make the most out of your money and reach your financial goals helping you understand any entitlements, benefits and special pays you may be eligible for.


Even if you’re miles from home, you can still exercise your right to vote. Absentee ballots make it possible for your vote to count, no matter where you are on Election Day. Learn more about voting while you’re away from home.

More questions? Military OneSource is available 24/7 anywhere in the world. We can help answer your questions and connect you with the resources you need to stay deployment strong. Call 800-342-9647, use OCONUS calling options or start a live chat. You can also contact your local Military and Family Support Center for information about support programs and services.