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.
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.
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.
The Military Family Readiness System supports every service member and family member, regardless of activation status or location, in person, by phone and online.
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.
Geographic separations can be hard on military couples. But with planning and commitment, it is possible to stay in close touch while apart.