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During Deployment – The Essentials
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:
- Stress Management During Deployment
- Staying Resilient While Your Partner is Deployed
- Follow These Stress Relief Tips
- De-Stress and Relax With Chill Drills by Military OneSource
- Recommended Wellness Apps
- Military OneSource Virtual Resources for Well-Being
It’s also important to know where to go for expert help to address that stress. Learn more about:
- Military OneSource’s confidential, non-medical counseling services
- Your installation’s Military Family Readiness System (includes links to all service branches and the National Guard)
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:
- Deployment Planning: Your Relationship Checklist
- Managing Deployments and Separations – The Essentials
- Tips for Communicating in a Long-Distance Relationship
- Staying Connected to Your Child’s Teachers During Your Deployment
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:
- Your Deployment Plan for Staying Fiscally Fit
- Four Steps to Put Your Financial House in Order
- Deployment Benefits
- Preparing for Deployment by Setting Savings Goals
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.