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Predeployment Resources


Air Force Crossroads

Offers information for Airmen and their families preparing for an upcoming deployment.
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American Bar Association
Provides Legal Assistance for Military Personnel
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The ABA also connects active duty Servicemembers and their families to free legal assistance for civil legal issues beyond the scope of services provided by a military legal assistance office.
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Army Chaplain Corps
Serve both God and country by bringing unique gifts to the Servicemembers of our nation. They can provide support to both Servicemembers and families during challenging, diverse and ever-changing challenges.

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Contact: Unit Chaplain - call your unit, full-time staff

              State Support Chaplain, 651-282-4291

              State Chaplains Office, 651-282-4287


Army Family Readiness Group
Online home of the Army FRG. Hosts individual unit's Virtual FRGs, allowing a secure environment in which information, resources and support are available to Servicemembers and their family members 24 hours a day.

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The current website partner to Military Spouse Magazine that features editorials on managing Permanent Change of Station, finances, deployment and raising a family. The website acts as a base directory for spouses and provides information about the duty station and surrounding area. Baseguide.com will soon expand to include information for spouses of reserve Servicemembers.

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Books on Deployment

A list of readings for those going through the deployment process

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Building Family Rituals
Learn how to build family rituals before your Servicemember deploys.

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Deployment Kids
Provides support for children with a deployed parent. Includes several applications and games to help children understand their parent's deployment, as well as tips on how to "Keep in Touch."
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Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans
Provides housing, employment and legal assistance to positively motivated veterans across the state of Minnesota who are homeless, in danger of homelessness or are experiencing life crises. There are three MACV offices, located in Minneapolis, Duluth and Mankato.
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Military OneSource
Education, relocation, parenting, stress - you name it - Military OneSource is here to help you with just about any need. Available by phone or online, the free service is provided by the Department of Defense for active duty, Guard and Reserve Servicemembers and their families. The service is completely private and confidential, with few exceptions.

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Minnesota Operation: Military Kids
Provides support for military kids through Hero Packs, Mobile Technology Lab, Youth Activities, Ready Set Go Training, Kissing Hands Kits and various other elements.

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Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs
The MDVA assists Minnesota’s 410,000 veterans and their dependents by helping them to obtain the benefits and services provided by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, formerly called the Veterans Administration.

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Military Kids Connect

An online community of military children ages 6 to 17 years old that provides access to age-appropriate resources to support children from predeployment through a parent or caregiver's return.

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Spouse battlemind brochure
This brochure helps give military spouses the ability to face deployments with resilience and strength, allowing easier separations and smoother reunions.
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“SOFAR” Guide
Guide for helping children and youth cope with the deployment and return of a parent in the National Guard and other Reserve components.
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Surviving deployments
A resource for parents with a deployed child.
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Transition Assistance Program
Developed to assist in the transitioning of military personnel and family members leaving the service. Download their Career Decision Toolkit, an interactive assessment, teaching and training tool designed to assist in the transition back to civilian life.
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USO and RocketLife Photo Book Program
Friends and family of military personnel can create a 20-page personal photo book and ship it to any APO, FPA or MPO address for free. The full-color, 5x7 softcover books fit perfectly in a Servicemember's cargo pocket and hold more than 60 photos. RocketLife prints the books for free, and the USO pays for shipping.
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Your Soldier Your Army Guide
A parent's guide to the deployment process and the Army.
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Last Updated on Friday, 25 April 2014 09:28