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Deployment Checklist For Military Families

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We Americans are incredibly proud of our nation and our brave soldiers. Our “Support Our Troops” bumper stickers and the American Flags that fly with pride from our homes and cars are examples of this pride. We are aware that in order to protect this nation, our soldiers put their lives and families on wait. We take pride in being Americans.

Military families routinely experience deployments, which usually upend their lives. Military families will benefit from our deployment checklist as well as the fundamentals of home surveillance and family protection during these trying and trying deployments.

Frequent Moves

The family life of a civilian can differ significantly from that of a military family. During deployments, military families frequently move, which may be extremely stressful for the whole family.

Families with military members frequently move twice to three times a year. In total, that is around ten times more frequently than civilian families. Moving your family frequently around the nation can be exhausting and occasionally make you forgetful.

Your Deployment Checklist

Since military families are always on the move, it is crucial for your family’s safety to have the necessary papers on hand at all times.

Use this deployment checklist as a guide:

  • Birth Certificates, Passports, Social Security cards for every member of the family. Adoption papers as well if have an adopted child.
  • All medical history records for every family member such as shots, allergies, dental records, etc.
  • Marriage Certificate, Divorce papers, and Death Certificates of any immediate family members.
  • Visas, and citizenship papers if a member of the family was born outside the United States.
  • All Real Estate documents: Lease, mortgage papers, insurance, and Deed to property.
  • Automobile documents such as car title, insurance papers, lease, and registration.
  • Copy of you and your spouse’s Will and your lawyer’s and next of kin contact information.
  • Discharge papers and Leave Earning Statement.
  • Income Tax papers.
  • Any other valid contracts and current bills. Do not let changing the address slip your mind during the relocation. Cancel any unwanted subscriptions and local newspapers.
  • Current address and phone numbers.
  • Bank account numbers, credit cards, stocks, etc.

These papers should be kept in a reliable portable safe. After the change of location, they can be quickly relocated to a larger vault or a safety deposit box.

Protecting Your Property and Home Safety Checklist

Home monitoring technology has advanced tremendously in recent years. You may manage your utilities and security system remotely with a smart smartphone from any location. Get SMS and email notifications of any disturbances that occur. Without the inconvenience of making duplicate keys, remote smart locks help homeowners and housesitters. They also enable wireless remote arming and disarming of the home security system.

When your family is thousands of miles away, do they want to visit their home? For families that are on the go all the time, video monitoring is a fantastic tool. Whenever you can’t be home, watch live video of your house online.

The way doorbells function has drastically changed thanks to wireless technology. Always be aware of incoming calls while you are away with SMS alerts. You may view a live stream of who is at your door online thanks to outdoor video cameras. Track unauthorised visitors while they’re on your property to find out whether the home sitter is stopping by and wants the front door remotely unlocked.

Do not overlook the need of basic home safety when moving your family during a deployment. When relocating to a new or temporary residence, use this home safety check list.

Read more: How Effective Are Home Security Systems?