Deployment Checklist

On 14 November, 2011, in Deployments, by Administrator

Deployment Checklist

General
Attend mobilization meetings and take notes
Know the exact name of unit
Know the names and ranks of chain of command
Have a copy of your service member’s orders
Know service member’s travel itinerary
Know service member’s full name, social security number, and complete military address
Have emergency plans in place

Your Finances
Plan ahead
Discuss what and when bills are due, where receipts are kept, etc.
Have enough saved
Create family budget
Plan for Military Tax Preparation 

Around the House
Extra set of car keys
List of repair persons to call
Location of utility (water/electricity/gas) shut off valves
Know your neighbors

Family Matters
Child care plan
Elder care plan
Emergency plan for pets

Legal Affairs
Have Will
Have Power of Attorney
Have Military I.D.

Communications
Pre-addressed, stamped post cards, pens
Seek counseling if necessary

Red Cross
Know how to contact your local American Red Cross
Know name of local Red Cross
Know address of local Red Cross
Know telephone numbers
Duty hours
After-duty hours