Preparing for Deployment


Preparing for Deployment

Deployment is stressful for military families even under the best of circumstances. As families prepare for deployment, anxiety can escalate with concerns over separation, job absence, financial stability, and general well-being. Additionally, in the Guard and Reserve, distance and isolation from military installations make it more difficult for family members to access available resources to support them during the separation.

Important Points...
  • Taking steps to prepare for mobilization and deployment can reduce the stress that occurs during this period.
  • Focusing on key areas that must be dealt with before the military member is deployed and acquiring information on resources will help the family and service member better manage deployment and separation.

In this section you will find information, tools, and

resources to help you in the deployment preparation


Click on a topic on the right for more detailed information. External links to other useful web sites are also provided.