Deployment | Managing Your Life
Every deployment requires learning new skills. Your mission will be more successful if you take the time to learn some important new skills. Learn how to recognize and manage stress, explain military life to your kids, manage your finances while you’re away and vote when deployed.
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.
Tips for Communicating in a Long-Distance Relationship
Geographic separations can be hard on military couples. But with planning and commitment, it is possible to stay in close touch while apart.
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.
Family Readiness System
The Family Readiness System supports every service member and family member, regardless of activation status or location, in person, by phone and online.
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.
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.
Leaving Your Children With a Caregiver During Deployment
As a service member, you will benefit from some planning and organization when you leave your child with a caregiver during deployment. The more information everyone has, the better.