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Deployment Holiday Separations: Finding Reasons to Celebrate

Being apart during deployment is always a challenge, and holiday separations add another dimension. Fortunately, military families are resilient and resourceful. Rachel Robertson, educator, and author of Deployment Journal for Spouses and Deployment Journal...

Deployment Goodbye: Preparation Eases Departure Sorrow

Preparing for deployment doesn't begin with saying goodbye. For a military family, this preparation begins days or even weeks before the deployment goodbye. When a family talks about being apart before the deployment begins,...

Supporting Deployed Sons and Daughters

Parenting has challenges at every stage of life. When a son or daughter is a member of the military, one of those challenges might include deployment. Even if you’ve had a deployed spouse, the...

Family Reunion: Reminders for a Smooth Transition

There are challenges throughout a military deployment—from the call to duty through the heartwarming homecomings. But many people overlook one of the greatest challenges: adjusting to being a family together again after the homecoming. Karen...