Being deployment ready is part of military life. You may be prepared for duty, but make sure to get organized on the homefront too. Learn about creating or updating essential legal documents, organizing your finances, creating a family care plan and designing a contingency plan in case things change. Get organized and prepared for your sake and your family’s.

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Important Deployment-Related Legal Paperwork

You may be duty-ready, but don’t overlook important deployment preparations like creating or updating essential legal documents.

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Deployment Resources for Families

While military families know how to stand strong, the stresses of deployment can bring extra challenges. At Military OneSource, we’re here to help — by connecting you to a wide array of programs and services designed for military families.

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Military Clause: Terminate Your Lease Due to Deployment or PCS

Service members are protected by the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act if they need to break their lease on account of a deployment or permanent change of station.

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Cancelled or Postponed Deployment: The Importance of Contingency Planning

Gearing up for a deployment can be stressful. But getting those orders cancelled or postponed can be more so, especially after spending weeks, even months, preparing yourself for the mission—and your family for the changes.

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Plan My Deployment: A Must-Have Tool for Deploying and Coming Home

Whether you’re on your first tour of duty or your fourth, Plan My Deployment helps you, your family members and loved ones prepare for – and stay strong and connected – through every phase of deployment.

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Deployment and Redeployment Requirements During COVID-19

Learn about the new Department of Defense requirements for deployment and redeployment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Spouses and Partners: Loving Someone in the Military

National Guard spouses and partners play an important role in the health and well-being of their service member. Whether it’s maintaining a household or providing emotional support, being a partner to a service member may present greater challenges as well as greater opportunities to be close to one another.

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How to Create a Family Care Plan for Caregivers

Whether it’s a deployment or training, sometimes our military careers take us away from loved ones and we leave them in the care of others. A family care plan is designed to guide caregivers, providing the important details about child care, school, medical care and family activities.

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Four Steps to Put Your Financial House in Order

During deployment, you may be eligible for military pay entitlements, like family separation allowance or combat pay. This is an ideal time to save money or pay off debt. Here are steps to reach your financial goals.