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Moving and Deployment – The Essentials

Before you take off for your parent’s house or go anywhere when your spouse is deployed, consider the wide range of benefits and resources available to you if you remain on the installation, such as the commissary, exchange, community support. Staying put also ensures that your children maintain their routines during this time of transition and don’t experience further disruption to school and other activities.

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Welcome to Military Life: Support Resources for Military Families

If you’ve recently married into the military, or you or your spouse has just joined, you may be feeling both nervous and excited about the future. During the adjustment period, spouses take on new roles, adapt to new schedules and learn new ways of handling many of life’s obstacles.

Military Deployment Support

You may face challenges at some point before, during or after the deployment. Military OneSource is here to provide information and resources to help navigate through all phases of the deployment—from pre-deployment to homecoming.

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Free, Confidential Face-to-Face Non-medical Counseling

Sometimes strength means asking for help. Military OneSource and the Military and Family Life Counseling Program offer free, confidential, face-to-face non-medical counseling to support you with military and family life challenges like preparing for and handling a move or nurturing a relationship with a deployed spouse.

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Moving Tips

Use these helpful tips for your next PCS or military move.

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Spouse – Resources

As a spouse, you manage the unique challenges of military life. You may take on new roles. You adapt to new schedules. Let Department of Defense resources help you and your family thrive. The Military Family Readiness System You. …
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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.

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Settling In: A Checklist for After Your Move

After months of planning you have arrived at your new duty station. You’ve probably got a hundred things on your mind but putting these 10 “to-dos” on top of your post-moving checklist can make life in your new home much easier.

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What Do Travel Restrictions Mean for Military Families?

The Department of Defense restricted all domestic and overseas travel to limit the spread of the coronavirus disease. The department has taken this action to protect your health and well-being and to keep the military force effective and ready.

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Sesame Street for Military Families: Helping Kids Through Life’s Milestones

For many years, colorful Sesame Street characters like Elmo and Big Bird have helped children learn while having fun. The Department of Defense has drawn on these familiar friends to help children ages 2-6 through the milestones of relocations, deployments, transitions and more.

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Elder Care – The Essentials

Caring for aging loved ones while you’re in the military can present a special set of challenges – such as maintaining care through moves and deployments. Fortunately, elder care consultations from Military OneSource can help you connect with the services and support you need to take care of the senior in your military family.

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Parenting Youth and Teens – The Essentials

As a parent, your job is to raise children and teens to cope in healthy ways to changing circumstances like deployments, moves and new schools. Military OneSource is there to help you parent at every stage, offering guidance on making moves easier for your kids, helping you support your child at school and encouraging you to talk to teens about important topics like substance abuse and managing stress.

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Keeping Your Family Strong – Essentials

Dealing with frequent moves, long deployments and major transitions requires stamina and strength. Some families seem to handle the ups and downs better than others. Building resilience – the ability to recover in the face of stress – can help your family deal with the demands of military life.

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Top Military OneSource Parenting Resources

You have a busy life working, caring for the kids, cleaning the house, running carpool and making dinner. Military OneSource understands that and does your homework for you. We highlight the latest resources, information and advice on parenting so that you don’t have to spend hours at the computer on your downtime looking up services.

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Reintegration

The process of reintegrating after a separation or deployment can be a mixed bag of emotions and reactions. Joy, stress, frustration, elation — anything and everything gets thrown at you as you’re trying to fit back together as a family.. …
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PCS Moves in a COVID-19 Environment

When it comes time for your next military move, ensure that it’s a safe and successful one. Find out about new safety measures the Department of Defense has put in place to keep you and your family healthy and comfortable throughout the process.