deployment

Whether it be running around with the kids, staying up late studying for a test or coming back from a deployment, you've had your share of life stressors. After burning the candles from both ends, the last thing that you want is to book a mediocre vacation.
The month of May is a special time for our military, past and present, as they are commemorated for their sacrifice and dedication to our country during Military Appreciation Month. The role of the military spouse is also acknowledged as they have their own appreciation day on May 10.
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.
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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.
RAMSTEIN – For 17 years, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s You Made the Grade program has been a cornerstone of military life.
The USO's United Through Reading and Read2Connect initiatives are designed to reduce the separation anxiety and stress felt by children who are separated from deployed parents.
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!