Pre-Deployment Support, Care Packages & More

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Supporting Your Service Member Before Military Deployment
If you’re a parent or fiancé of a service member who just got “orders to mobilize,” your heart may be pounding. But know that this is the moment they’ve prepared for since entering basic training. Here are ways you can help your service member be ready and confident as they prepare to deploy.
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Sending Care Packages
Military care packages deliver a welcome piece of home to your service member while they’re away — whether that’s your child, fiancé, sibling or friend. But there are things to know before shipping one. These tips can keep you connected despite distance or duty.

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Marrying into the Military: What you need to know
Marrying a service member? Congratulations. You’ll likely grow stronger and more self-assured and meet life-long friends. You’ll also play a vital role in helping your service member be mission-ready. As you begin your journey, here are tips to help you live your best military life.

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