10 ways to survive your service member’s first deployment

March 11, 2014Deployment

It’s your first deployment and you’re not sure what you’re going to be up against. Maybe you’ve heard about the deployment curse? You know, the one where once your service member leaves, something’s going to break. That one doesn’t always come true, but if and when it does, now you know who to blame. Fortunately, there are … Read More

Your Digital Deployment Footprint: Preserving and Backing up Emails

May 14, 2013Deployment

In a digital world, keeping track of wartime memories and deployment correspondence is getting more and more difficult. I love saving personal information: be it a letter, note or photo, I’m very nostalgic and find comfort knowing it’s there, even though I may not look at it often. My wartime experience begins after 9/11 with … Read More

Surviving Deployment Separation: 10 Tips to Help You Thrive

December 20, 2012Deployment

Deployments are always hard, especially your first deployment. The unknown can really eat away at you when your life seems to be in a state of limbo. Most of us know what it’s like to try to continue our education, have a child, move, or get settled in life. Add a deployment on top of … Read More