Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
Deployment can be a challenging phase of the military lifecycle, but it’s important to know that you don’t have to go through it alone. The military provides a variety of resources and support programs — ranging from educational briefings to morale calls — for your loved ones, children and service members to ease the stress of deployment. Military members may be assigned to a specific installation but support may come from local communities, Yellow Ribbon events or the installation itself.
If you are assigned to an unaccompanied tour or if your family is staying in another location, make sure the whole family understands the reason for the temporary separation. Hold a family meeting to discuss any concerns and answer questions they may have about the separation. Help the family make a calendar to record your departure date, return date, birthdays, anniversaries and special days. Take one copy with you and leave one with your family. Be certain your spouse is aware of your financial system including bills, checkbooks, insurance and lock boxes and that they know where to locate important documents such as insurance papers, titles, wills, tax information and marriage and birth certificates. It is important to verify that the checking and savings accounts are in both spouses' names. Your spouse will also need a power of attorney in your absence. All eligible family members need to be registered in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System and have valid ID cards. Check automobiles to make certain that no repairs or maintenance is required and make sure that all registration and licenses are current and that they are properly registered on the installation with current stickers.
Army Community Service offers a variety of services to deploying military personnel and their family members. ACS can provide the following mobilization and deployment services:
Family assistance and support services are provided in support of military operations, deployment or Mobilization Deployment and Support Stability Operations. The purpose of this support is to enhance unit cohesion and increase readiness. Preplanning for family assistance ensures that a comprehensive, realistic, effective and coordinated assistance delivery system is in place prior to military operations.