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Surviving Deployment: A Guide for Military Families
Karen M. Pavlicin
Elva Resa Publishing / Softcover / Apr 2003
9780965748360 (ISBN-10: 0965748367)
price: $28.95
320 pages
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A personal guide for military families facing the challenge of deployment.

From the call to duty through heartwarming reunions, this comprehensive, personal guide helps US active duty, National Guard, 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, how to prepare, and how to personally grow as individuals and families. Survival gear ranges from a sturdy toilet plunger to the fine art of letter writing. You’ll manage financial changes, help children express their feelings, and discover a renewed appreciation for everyday life.

Military Writers Society of America - Gold Medal for Best Reference and Guide Book


“…if you and your family are facing deployment, you MUST have this book. Ms. Pavlicin addresses the cold hard reality and mixed emotional feelings that all family members experience when dealing with the deployment of a loved one.” —

“Pavlicin is experienced in offering practical solutions to spouses, parents and children as they face their stressed lives during a deployment.” — Montana Parent

“A must have book for all military family members - it explains the deployment process, how to cope with separation and the reunion with your loved one.” — AUSA’s Family Programs reading list for Deployment and Reunion

“… readable and useful, which may smooth some of the bumps in the road of a deployment.” — Maj. Eric Shuler, APG News

“Written in straight forward easy-to-read style. A book that should be in every military family household.” — Carthage Republican Tribune

“It’s a guide to the nuts, bolts, and sheer difficulties of the process. Pavlicin writes from experience.” — Minneapolis Star Tribune

About the Author:

Karen Pavlicin is an award-winning author of several books and a dynamic international speaker known for her practicality, inspirational insight, and sense of humor.

Her challenging yet positive experiences during her Marine husband’s many deployments, and her volunteer work with military families, inspired her to write Surviving Deployment: A Guide for Military Families and lead military family workshops. She wrote Life After Deployment: Military Families Share Reunion Stories and Advice to help with the many challenges military families face during their reunions.

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