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SafeGuard Documentary - Play by Melissa Bergstrom honors women's homefront experience during deployment.

82nd Airborne Art Contest - View the top three winners of the young artist drawing contest for Michelle Tonsmeire's poem "Christmas Parachutes."

Create a Wishing Tree - A wishing tree offers a concrete reminder of a loved one who is deployed, while providing a place to collect wishes, hopes, and prayers. Learn ideas for creating your own wishing tree.

Marching in the Inaugural Parade - A military teen shares his experience marching in President Obama's inaugural parade, reminding all of us that it's the little ordinary things we do with friends that makes any journey worthwhile.

When Our Children Deploy - A military mom shares tips for parents of deployed service members.

Starting High School in a New Town - Starting the school year in a new town can be one of the hardest parts about relocating. Follow these helpful tips.

Video Honors Military Families - Karen Pavlicin wrote this moving song as a tribute to military families. Link to free download and video.

Your Happy Place? - How do you find peace in the middle of chaos when you are too tired, busy, or angry to do all that needs to be done? Find your happy place.

Are You Breathing? - Focused breathing is the number one way to reduce stress. Learn how from a life coach and wellness instructor.

Deployment Extensions - Yes, it is possible to be happy and celebrate each day, even when your service member's deployment has been extended. Read these tips.

Preparing for Unseen Emergencies - Are you prepared for disaster? The Vandiver family shares their experience after Katrina.

Financial Front Lines - Follow these tips to avoid four money maladies when you are managing the finances at home during a deployment.

Patriotism for Kids - Here are 20 simple and fun ways you can share patriotism with kids and help them learn about our nation's history.

Can't Sleep? - Trouble sleeping is a common challenge during deployment. These five ideas may help you get the rest you need to keep going.

Holiday Cheer - Ten tips for helping children get through the holidays when a parent is deployed

Organizations Help You Give - These organizations make it easy to give to troops and military families, especially at the holidays.

Celebrate the Holidays - Give yourself permission to celebrate with friends and family who are here. Try these tips to help you celebrate even though someone you love is far away.

Helping Children Handle Deployments - Your child's moodiness and behavior during the deployment may be a sign of stress or anxiety. Here's what you can do to help your children handle deployment.

Kids and Journaling - Journaling is a great way to help kids sort out all of the feelings they have when someone they love deploys. Here's how to get started with kids of different ages.

Happiness After Homecoming - Sometimes the greatest deployment challenge is coming together as a family after the homecoming.

Budgeting for Deployment - Are you prepared for the financial changes of deployment? Download this worksheet to help you create a deployment budget.

Preparing to Say Goodbye - Each person in the family is affected by a deployment. Make time to say goodbye to each person individually.

Military Appreciation Month - We think every day is a day to appreciate military families! Read about some of the ways you can celebrate Military Appreciation Month.

A Special Flag for Veteran's Day - Eric Fassbender raises a flag at his school sent by his dad from Iraq.




Surviving Deployment

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