Military family deployment help

Military families deal with deployments in different ways.  The best way to deal with deployments involves planning for them and preparing support systems to help the whole family get through the deployment as best as they can.  Family separation can be difficult, but there is help available.  I pray these resources bless you with deployment help for military families from the Army, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard, and Marines.

Military family deployment help

After Deployment

A Story Before Bed

Army Emergency Relief (Interest-free loans and grants if you are a family facing tough financial hardship during deployment)

Books for military children

Brides Across America (Free new wedding gowns if you or your spouse has deployed within the last 5 years and will have a wedding in the next 18 months)

Deployment health and readiness info

Hug a hero

Operation Mom

Operation Purple camp for children with a deployed parent- militaryfamily.org operation-purple camps

‘These Boots: A Spouse’s Guide to Stepping Up and Standing Tall During Deployment’ CD

(order through Military One Source)

Child of any age ‘Double Duty CD’- Shares tips for staying close to your child of any age around deployments (order through Military One Source).

Ages 0-3 ‘Young Children on the Homefront: Family Stories, Family Strengths’ DVD

(order through Military One Source).

Ages 2-5 ‘Talk, Listen, Connect: Deployments, Homecomings, Changes’ DVD set- Help young children manage feelings during deployment

(order through Military One Source).

Ages 6-10 ‘Mr. Poe and Friends Discuss Family Reunion After Deployment’ DVD- Helping kids to not feel alone during deployment (order through Military One Source).

Ages 6-10 ‘With You All the Way: Dealing with Deployment’ DVD- Strategies for children with deployed parent (order through Military One Source).

Ages 11-18 ‘Military Youth Coping with Separation: When Family Members Deploy’ DVD- Preteen and teenagers are good at adaptation, but should also feel support can benefit

(order through Military One Source).

Plan My Deployment: A Must-Have Tool for Deploying and Coming Home | Military One Source

Surviving Deployment

USAA Deployment help

Additional Financial help for military families

Additional Various Good Resources:

Army Reserve Family Programs

Armed Services YMCA

Disabled American veterans

Hampton Roads assistance from Christian charities

Job Search/ Employment help

military.com Guard and Reserve Family Support Services

My Army Life Too

Real Warriors

United Service Organizations (USO)

Veterans of Foreign Wars

vets4warriors.com 855-838-8255, 24/7/365 including holidays and weekends for service members and their families. There is no “press one” or being on hold for an extended period of time. An actual veteran will answer the phone call.

Finally, Soldiers or military family members can call military one source for financial help anytime day or night for any issue whatsoever at 800-342-9647 or visit Military One Source Ask if there is a ‘personal financial consultant’ in your area. PFCs offer free consultation and unbiased advice for virtually any financial matter.

I pray the above military family deployment help resources help you.

Lastly, if you know of any good resources, please comment and share them here.

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