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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...