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Military Deployment

Military deployment is the movement of Armed Forces. Handouts available in this section will define deployment as well as describe challenges experienced during and after deployment. You will find resources to guide you in promoting wellness in returning Veterans.

What is deployment?

Military deployment is the movement of armed forces. Deployment includes any movement from a military personnel's home station to somewhere else outside the continental U.S. and its territories. To learn more, see our What is Deployment? (Handout).

Want to understand some of the challenges during deployment in the contemporary conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan?

Read our Challenges During Deployment (Handout).

Want to better understand what it may be like to readjust to civilian life after a deployment or after completing military service?

Read our Common Challenges During Readjustment to Civilian Life (Handout).


Check out the Returning from the War Zone Guides created by The National Center for PTSD.

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