From the call to duty through heartwarming reunions, this comprehensive, personal guide helps U.S. active duty and reserve military families turn a challenging deployment into a positive, rewarding experience. Personal stories, practical ideas, and checklists help readers know what to expect and how to communicate effectively, manage financial changes, and guide children through the experience. Has received nationwide kudos from military spouses, parents, and support organizations. A companion Web site, www.survivingdeployment.com, provides articles and additional resources. Original.