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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Stress Management During Deployment

In the military, stress happens. And too much can affect performance, safety and well-being. During deployment, it is especially important to know the signs of stress and how to manage it.

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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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Your Deployment Plan for Staying 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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Keeping Occupied During Your Loved One’s Deployment

It’s not unusual to have emotional ups and downs during a loved one’s deployment. Tend to your well-being and plan for your service member’s return with these suggestions

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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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