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November 25, 2020

What Is a Military Deployment? Get to Know the Full Details

Military deployment is a term that’s familiar to friends and families of service members but not so much to the general public. Basically, the term involves the movement of active-duty service members from their home station to locations outside of U.S. territories.

While in itself, the definition of the term seems ominous, troops who are deployed overseas are not always assigned to conflict-ridden areas to engage in combat. Some of them are deployed overseas as part of humanitarian missions, peacekeeping contingents, or evacuation of American citizens. In most cases, troops are deployed abroad to restore peace or augment security in certain areas.

Deployment is not uniform for all service members. Some serve their tour of duty once or multiple times in war-torn areas while others remain in their original bases.

Key Information About Deployment

Troops may be deployed for up to 15 months. Depending on the situation, a service member can be deployed multiple times during the course of their military career.

Troops undergo four phases of deployment, including preparation, actual deployment, sustainment, and redeployment. Preparations include undergoing additional training for their upcoming missions while their families are also prepared for their long periods of separation.

Deployment involves the troops’ adjustments to the new norms in their new assignment. Sustainment covers the long period when the service member completes the mission and families adjust to a long period of separation. Lastly, redeployment involves the troops’ reintegration as they return home to their families back home.

Soldiers undergo various challenges during deployment, including physical trials and changes as well as emotional mental, and social adjustments.

There are significant differences in the experiences of troops deployed in different eras. Troops who were deployed during World War II, the Korean, Vietnam, and Iraqi wars were exposed to different challenges during their tours of duty.

The Tough Challenges that Many Vets Face

It is a sad truth that many of our troops who were exposed to conflict situations overseas during their deployment came home bearing the scars of their traumatic experiences. Following their separation from the service, some of them still have to deal with the tough challenges posed by their service-related disabilities and mental health conditions. Years have passed since their time on the war zones, and yet they are still haunted by the traumatic experiences they were exposed to while doing their assigned duties for our nation.

As a result, their reintegration into society is a major challenge that many of them fail to hurdle. It is not uncommon to see veterans wallowing in poverty, homeless, jobless, and unable to banish the ghosts that continue to haunt them because of poor mental health.

Here’s How You Can Help Our Heroes

You can be the hero that these unsung heroes need. If you are planning to get rid of an old clunker that’s been sitting in your garage for ages, donate it to us at Veteran Car Donations and we’ll use it for the benefit of the suffering veterans in your local area.

We’ll sell your vehicle and use the proceeds to fund the veteran-focused programs of our partner charities. These IRS-certified 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations use the funds they get from us to provide their veteran beneficiaries and their families with financial assistance, free medical treatment, employment opportunities, family support, and other essential services.

Donating a vehicle to us is super easy. All you need to do is call us at 877-594-5822 or fill out our online donation form.

Don’t worry about how you can deliver your vehicle to us. We’ll be the one to come to your place or wherever your vehicle is located and we’ll tow it away absolutely for FREE! Take note that typically, the towing fee would cost you more than a hundred dollars.

As an added bonus, we’ll send you your 100-percent tax-deductible sales receipt following the sale of your vehicle. You can use this receipt to claim a hefty tax deduction when you file your itemized income tax return in the next tax season.

If you’re unsure what types of vehicles are eligible for our program, know that we accept nearly all types of land vehicles, watercraft, and even aircraft.

For more information on Veteran Car Donations and our vehicle donations program, visit our FAQs page. If you have questions, call us at 877-594-5822 or send us a message online.

Become a Hero Yourself Today!

For loyally performing their duty to the nation and risking their lives to protect the peace and freedom that we continue to enjoy, our heroes deserve all the help that they can get. Become a hero yourself by donating a vehicle for the benefit of the struggling veterans in your community. Call us at 877-594-5822 and fill out our online donation form now!

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