Every deployment is different, whether it’s your first tour of duty or your fourth. Make each phase of your deployment cycle successful by being prepared and informed. From pre-deployment to homecoming and reintegration, Military OneSource and your local Military and Family Support Center provide the information, resources and services you need to master your MilLife.

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Securing the Homefront: Deployment-Related Legal Paperwork

Life in the military is about being ready for deployment. You may be duty-ready, but don’t overlook preparations on the home front. That includes having or updating essential legal documents. Don’t let it slip off your radar before deployment. Do it for your family’s sake.

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Stress Management During Deployment

In the military, stress happens. But too much stress 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 good stress management techniques.

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Voting While You’re Away From Home: The Absentee Voting Process

When military life takes you away from home, you and your family can use an absentee ballot and ensure your voices are heard on Election Day.

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When Your Guard or Reserve Service Member is Called to Active Duty

Your spouse or partner is preparing for deployment and transitioning from reserve status to active duty. Take advantage of several deployment support programs.

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Returning From Deployment: Helping Your Family Transition

Armed with the right information and understanding, reuniting with your family after a deployment can go more smoothly for everyone. Educate yourself on what to expect upon reintegration, and be patient with yourself, your spouse and your kids. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Follow these eight tips to ease your adjustment.

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