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Get Ready for Goodbye: Easing Departure Sorrow

Deployment doesn't begin with goodbye. For a military family, preparing to say goodbye to a spouse or parent begins days or even weeks before departure. When a family is able to prepare for the...

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...

Sleep Well, Live Well: 5 Paths to Better Sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the greatest challenges for both spouses and parents of deployed service members. “At night in bed is when it hits me most that he’s not here safe...