Deployment Checklists for Military Families
October 6, 2017
Families with an active-duty member of the United States military plan their lives differently than the average American family. Among other challenges, they may find themselves relocating several times within the same year—that’s more than ten times more than families without military family members. Deployment can be overwhelming, but with a little planning, there are ways to prepare and to make the process simpler for everyone.
When deployment orders arrive, and before a single box gets packed, the smartest thing a military family can do to prepare for a move is to review and organize their critical documents and information. A lost ID, missing paperwork or information left thousands of miles away can make a big move even more difficult, so assembling these documents and developing a deployment checklist ahead of time can minimize any additional stress during the move:
Once your family has arrived at your new home, it’s time to get familiarized with your house, as well as the community. This deployment checklist will make the adjustment easier and allow you to get to know people in your community.
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