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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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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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How to Support Your Service Member Before Deployment

Your service member has just told you that they’ve received “orders to mobilize” – that means they’ll soon be deployed. This is the moment they have trained for since they entered basic training: preparing to serve a greater mission wherever and whenever they are needed.

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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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Deployment Basics for Friends and Family

The deployment cycle is the period of time from the notification of a deployment, through pre-deployment training, through the deployment, and immediately after deployment. Every deployment cycle is different, but here are some general things to know.

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Coast Guard PCS Moving Assistance

Use the following information to help with your Coast Guard PCS move.

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Personal Property FAQs

Questions about your PCS or military move? Check out these frequently asked questions and answers.

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Navy PCS Moving Assistance

Need help with your Navy PCS? Find your service branch contact information in this article.

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Deployment Resources for Families

While military families know how to stand strong, the stresses of deployment can bring extra challenges. At Military OneSource, we’re here to help — by connecting you to a wide array of programs and services designed for military families.

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Air Force PCS Moving Assistance

Consult your military service branch for additional help with entitlements and claims associated with your temporary or permanent change of station move.

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Army PCS Moving Assistance

Consult your military service branch for additional help with entitlements and claims associated with your temporary or permanent change of station move.

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Marine Corps PCS Moving Assistance

Consult your military service branch for additional help with entitlements and claims associated with your temporary or permanent change of station move.

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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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Be Proactive With Child Custody

If you’re a military parent who has custody or visitation rights for your children, military service can disrupt those arrangements. But you do have rights.

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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.