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INFORMATION ON DEPLOYMENTS
This section updated Thursday, July 5, 2007 ~ 17:03 CST
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DEPLOYMENT GUIDES: Parent's Guide to Deployment | USMC Family Readiness Deployment Guide
Deployment Communication: Mail, Phone Calls, Care Packages and Restrictions
See Also: Locations | Back to Iraq | Iraq 2003 | Retrograde | Post War | Marines Deployed
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DEPLOYMENTS: Overview and Site Map
We are continuing work on the web site and restructuring the presentation of deployment information. I apologize for any confusion.

Below is an outline of the left link navigation using the button "Deployments". The outline will help you determine where to find information on the new navigation.

While this is being built, scroll BELOW the outline and you'll see the original "DEPLOYMENT" navigation and links.

  1. UNITS DEPLOYED
  2. DEFINING AND PREPARING FOR DEPLOYMENT
    1. Definitions
    2. Types of Deployment
    3. Preparing for Deployment
      1. Should you attend the sendoff?
      2. What unit is your Marine with?
      3. Overseas Addresses
      4. Single Marines
      5. Married Marines
    4. Arrival "In Country"
  3. COMMUNICATIONS DURING DEPLOYMENTS
    1. Communicating with your Marine
      1. Phone Calls
      2. Calling Cards
      3. Letters
      4. MotoMail.us
      5. Internet Communications
    2. Communicating with the USMC
      1. KVN
      2. FRO
      3. Unit Hotlines
    3. Communicating with other Families
  4. CARE PACKAGES
    1. About Care Packages
    2. Customs Forms
    3. Shipping Methods
    4. Insurance
    5. Restrictions
    6. Packing Tips
    7. Contents of Care Packages
    8. Our Care Package Project
  5. ISSUES THAT ARISE DURING DEPLOYMENT
    1. Absentee Voting
    2. Suspending Services
    3. Deployed Marine Locator
    4. Family Emergencies
    5. Filing Taxes
    6. Legal Issues
    7. Military Pay
    8. Notification of Injury or Death
    9. Security & OPSEC
    10. Soldiers & Sailors Act
    11. Sole Surviving Son
    12. Paying Bills
    13. Power of Attorney
    14. Writing a Will
  6. DEPLOYMENT LOCATIONS
    1. Countries
      1. Iraq
      2. Kuwait
      3. Afghanistan
      4. Djibouti
      5. Japan & Okinawa
      6. Haiti
    2. Country Codes
    3. Maps
    4. Time Zones
    5. Weather
  7. NEWS & EMBEDDED REPORTERS
  8. PUBLICATIONS & RESOURCES
  9. HELP FOR FAMILIES DURING DEPLOYMENT
  10. FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
  11. ASK A QUESTION

Original Deployment Navigation Links:

Each category link in the :: DEPLOYMENTS :: section includes sub-categories related to specific topics. To help you find what you're looking for, review the category titles and description of topics below. The bullets are clickable links to take you directly to that page.

Our subcategories include 1) Deployment Information, 2) Communication during deployments, 3) Deployment Locations, 4) Deploying Back To Iraq, 5) Iraq 2003 Archive Deployment Files, 6) Retrograde a/k/a homecomings, 7) Post War Help, and 8) Our Marines who are deployed, new babies born during deployment, and our fallen heroes.

:: DEPLOYMENTS ::

1) Deploy Info:
This section includes general deployment information with phone numbers of USMC offices to contact should you need further assistance from the USMC. We also have two "Question and Answer" pages.

http://www.marineparents.com/USMC/deploy-default.asp

2) Communication:
Includes ways your Marine may be able to communicate with you during deployment as well as how you can contact your Marine. Includes an outstanding section on care packages.

http://www.marineparents.com/USMC/deploy-mail-overview.asp

3) Locations:
Depending on where you Marine is deployed, you may be able to find information specific to that location in this section of the web site. Included are base camp links, time zones, temperatures, and country dialing codes.

http://www.marineparents.com/USMC/locations.asp

4) Back To Iraq:
This section addresses issues related to the February and March 2004 deployment of Marines back to Iraq. The statistics are showing 70% vets are going with 30% new boots for most units. Here you'll find news articles and helpful links.

http://www.marineparents.com/USMC/back-to-iraq.asp

5) Iraq 2003:
This is the archive section of our work and communications during the 2003 deployment of Marines to Iraq and Kuwait. We've archived as much information as possible for posterity. Included is the infamous section "From Our Marines" that includes communications parents shared with each other each time we would get a phone call or letter from Iraq and Kuwait. Includes some very poignant writings from family, friends, and our Marines.

http://www.marineparents.com/USMC/oif-2003-default.asp

6) Retrograde:
Retrograde is what the Marine Corps calls the homecoming, or return from deployments. These sections have some travel tips as well as how to make sure you're getting accurate information about homecomings. You'll also find some stories and photos from Homecoming 2003 when our Marines returned from Iraq in 2003.

http://www.marineparents.com/USMC/retrograde-default.asp

7) Post War:
This has helpful information for all branches of the military, for parents, spouses, family and friends of our Marines that have participated in hostile situations overseas. Included are articles for spouses, parents, and help for Marines as well. Also included are links to Veteran's information pages.

http://www.marineparents.com/USMC/Help-Post-War-Default.asp

8) Our Marines:
We reserve these lists for our Marines that have been deployed to overseas combat locations such as Iraq, Afghanistan and Haiti. The Marines listed in our deployed list are either currently overseas in Iraq, Afghanistan, Haiti, or have previously served in overseas for OIF and OEF. We also have a tribute page to babies born during deployments, and our fallen heroes.

http://www.marineparents.com/USMC/lists-default.asp

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