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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).

Looking for resources about returning home from deployment to provide to a Veteran employee or an employee who is a family member of deployed military personnel?

The National Center for PTSD has created Returning from the War Zone Guides for a number of audiences, including children, family members, and Veterans. Be sure to also see the page on Information for Employers.

Want to know more about promoting wellness in Veterans of the contemporary conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan?

Watch The New Warrior: Combat Stress and Wellness: For Veterans and Family video. This video, developed for Veterans, active duty military personnel, and their families, is designed to promote wellness in the returning group of Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan and to prevent chronic mental health issues resulting from combat and other war-zone stress.


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

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