Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Plan My Deployment is an online tool from Military OneSource that helps service and family members manage and build resilience throughout the deployment cycle. It organizes deployment information and resources into three phases – pre-deployment, deployment and reunion/reintegration.
- Pre-deployment: Learn the essentials of preparing for deployment, like organizing financial and legal matters, as well as preparing yourself for the deployment.
- Deployment: Find resource with the realities of separation, from maintaining good communications to practicing operational security.
- Reunion/Integration: Get tips for creating your “new normal” after returning from deployment -including how to re-establish routines and set expectations.
Though it’s designed for service and family members, anyone can use Plan My Deployment.
On the homepage, select one of the three phases: Pre-Deployment, Deployment or Reunion & Reintegration. You’ll find helpful articles and resources for both service and family members. You can create a customized task list for each phase of deployment by selecting from the prepopulated tasks and considerations list.
The articles cover a range of topics on each phase of deployment for both service and family members. They contain insights from people who have “been there” and know what you’re going through.
Look for a list of helpful resources at the bottom of each section. They highlight Department of Defense approved services that can support you in each phase of deployment, from getting answers to financial questions to finding child care.
Each phase lists Tasks & Considerations on topics from personal security and home preparation to pets and staying connected with your family. Select those that are important to you, and then click “Print Your Tasks.” Each task on this list will give you an overview of what you need to do, as well as links to documents and more information. Check off the tasks on your list as you complete them to make sure you get everything done.
Yes. If you have been through a deployment before, you may be familiar with what you need to do during each phase. However, your new situation may be different, and the Plan My Deployment tool can provide information on tasks that may not have applied during your last deployment.
You can go to any of the access points in the Family Readiness System, including installation Military and Family Support Centers, and Guard and Reserve Component family programs.