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Staying Strong Through Deployment
Even if you’re used to distance, deployment can make the gulf between you and your service member feel wider. Get tips to endure the absence, stay in the loop, find support, practice self-care and prep for homecoming.
Boost Your Well-Being

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Make Your Home Gun-Safe
 
Your service member has received training on gun safety measures and precautions. If there’s a firearm in your home, you should too. Study these safety measures to support peace of mind and prevent a tragedy.
 
Aim for Safety 

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Spouse Survey Closes Soon!
 
Tell active-duty military spouses to take the 2021 Active Duty Spouse Survey before October 31. This quick survey is a powerful platform for sharing their priorities with policymakers and improving support for military families. Send MilSpouses to dodsurveys.mil »
 

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Get Away With Your Service Member
 
The new lookup feature for Joint Services Campgrounds and Facilities makes it easy for MilFams to find getaways at military campgrounds and at great prices. Search by state for your next adventure.
 
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It's Suicide Prevention Month — Reach Out
 
Veterans and service members have been trained to carry the heavy stuff, but they don’t have to do it alone. Don’t wait for a crisis. Read stories, learn signs of struggle and get tips for reaching out. Strong connections save lives.
 
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