deployment

Deployment can impact a household budget — it may mean a change in pay and a chance to get ahead financially, or you could incur some unusual expenses.
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Upon hearing the phrase D-Day, most would have no problem in associating this with the Allied invasion of Normandy on the northern coast of France carried out on June 6, 1944. The Invasion of Normandy is the term which refers to the operation as it stretched on into the summer months.
Even though many military youth try to cover it up, not think about it and NEVER talk about it, most kids worry something will happen to their mom or dad while they're deployed. You can make yourself kind of crazy worrying about them.
Relationships can be complex. Add distance to the equation, and it’s even more challenging than before. Sudden deployments, changing duty stations and surprise assignments are all possibilities in the armed forces, which can put an even greater strain on long-distance relationships.
The holidays are all about celebrating the season and spending time with family and loved ones, even if it is only over a video chat! When a loved one is deployed, it can be a challenge to keep connected to your spouse. We want our spouses to feel loved and special during the holiday season.
A military spouse touches the hearts of many with her inspirational Facebook post. Andrea Pitts-Smith who is far away from her husband this year, discusses the hardships that come with a deployment during the holidays.
A well-worn rocking chair sits in the center of our sons' shared bedroom.
It was a normal summer day in Germany. I heard the familiar music of the gelato man’s truck tinkling its way down the cobblestone street in front of our house, while the muted shouts of my kids playing with the neighbor children served as a backdrop to the warm stillness.
In 1881, Clara Barton founded an organization that would prove indispensible to not only U.S. servicemembers but the nation as a whole: the American Red Cross.
Walking through the halls of Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC), you may find yourself face-to-face with a furry new friend. This isn’t just any pet — it’s an ambassador from the Pets and Warriors (PaWs) program.
Thanksgiving is a time to remember what we are thankful for — family, friends, a home, a steady job, our health, our freedom. It is also a chance to give back to those who selflessly serve the United States and their families. Many organizations are doing just that, and they need your help!
Aside from what you see in movies, what do you know about the military?
It turns out there’s a pretty big knowledge gap nowadays when it comes to what civilians know about military life. Young people especially seem to have a lot of misconceptions about what it’s like to serve.
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Hundreds of families reunited with Airmen assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron during the squadron’s return to Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Oct. 12, 2016.
AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy -- Beginning Oct. 1, 2016, the Patriot Express rotator mission will no longer be available into and out of Aviano Air Base, Italy.