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Returning Home from Deployment – The Essentials

You’re headed home after a deployment. It’s been a long time coming, and you deserve to celebrate. But it’s important to know what other adjustments you might face post-deployment, like how your children will respond to you after a long absence and how you will fit into the household routines.

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Preparing for Deployments

Each deployment is different, and every family member may react differently to deployment. Being prepared can ease stress and help you look ahead to reunion and reintegration.
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Veterans Affairs Benefits Available After Deployment

The Department of Veterans Affairs provides a variety of benefits for veterans, dependents and survivors based on active military service. For National Guard members, that means being federally activated to serve, and being discharged under conditions other than dishonorable.

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Parenting Through Deployment – The Essentials

Your head’s wrapped around the whole deployment thing. You know what you need to do, you’ve planned your deployment, and you’re ready — or at least you’re getting there. But deployment preparation has an extra, important step when you’re a parent — preparing your children for each phase of the deployment cycle (before deployment, deployment and after deployment).

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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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Military Homecoming: Things to Consider as a Family Member or Friend

The anticipation of a homecoming may come with many different feelings. It is understandable that you may be feeling anxious, excited, even worried all at once. As a family member or friend, you can be a key supporter for your service member as they return home from deployment – no matter if you live nearby or far away.

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Managing Deployments and Separations – The Essentials

Deployment and separations can be tough on relationships – there’s no way around that. But you and your partner can take steps to prevent or minimize the strain and grow together through these times apart.

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National Guard and Reserves Reintegration

You’re coming home after a deployment. It’s been a long time coming and you deserve to celebrate. But it’s important to know what other adjustments you might face post-deployment.

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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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Military Family Readiness System

The Military Family Readiness System supports every service member and family member, regardless of activation status or location, in person, by phone and online.

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Deployment – Resources

The military has your back during all phases of deployment – from predeployment through reunion and reintegration. Military OneSource and your installation’s. …
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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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OneOp

If you’re a service provider working with military families, check out OneOp. The purpose of OneOp is to provide you with top-notch professional development at your desktop.

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Military and Family Life Counseling – The Essentials

The Military and Family Life Counseling Program supports service members, their families and survivors with non-medical counseling worldwide. Trained to work with the military community, military and family life counselors deliver valuable face-to-face counseling services, briefings and presentations to the military community both on and off the installation.