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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Something for everyone

Whether you're the employee, spouse, partner, parent, sibling, child, or other family member or friend, you should be able to find helpful information within this website I found.  I Googled "reunion after deployment" and found this website from USARPAP DCS.  I think the military likes acronyms as much as we do!  The site has quite a few handy guides for before, during, and after military deployments - many of these suggestions and strategies can also be applied to unaccompanied tours. Here are some of the topics the site addresses:

Pre-deployment checklists
Emotional cycle of deployment
Children and deployment guides
Coping strategies for separation
Guide for parents with son/daughter on unaccompanied tour
Reunion guides
and a couple of military-specific resources

Sometimes you will need special permission to access the military sites that link out from the site above, but others are more open.  If you are former military, you may be able to log in to certain sites to which others can't access. 

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