Resources for coping with deployment

Getting ready for deployment? Learn the ins and outs and other planning tips. And find out what to expect during deployment and how to adjust when you return home.

Prepare for deployment
Get organized for deployment with useful guides—to prepare financial and legal documents, a family care plan, and more—from Military OneSource’s Deployment section.

Deployment support handbook [PDF]
Find out everything you need to know in this guide from the Fleet and Family Support Center to help you get ready for deployment, handle challenges that come up, and adjust during the return-and-reintegration phase.

Deployment: Preparing for the road ahead [PDF]
For active-duty Military Service Members and their families, this extensive guide from DoD includes detailed information for all phases of deployment.

Reintegration and intimacy: Impact of invisible injuries [PDF]
When you return from deployment, you might experience PTSD or other emotional injuries. Learn how to improve intimacy in your relationships with tips from the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS).

Adjust to life after deployment
Returning home? Help make the transition less stressful for your military family with these coping tips from Health.mil.

Real Warriors Campaign Resources
It’s important to support your loved one returning from deployment and making the adjustment back home. If you’re a caregiver, it also can be tough to manage health care and other daily needs for your Warfighter or Veteran, but help is available. Learn how to manage your loved one’s care—and your own—with these tips from the Real Warriors campaign.

→See also HPRC’s “Where do you serve?” section for your branch of service for additional policy and other branch-specific information.