o If you have a vehicle, have you
arranged for continued payments,
o If you live off post or in The Timbers and have
pets, have you made arrangements for their Pre-Deployment
safekeeping of keys and paperwork,
and vehicle storage? o Have you notified your landlord of your Checklist
absence during your deployment?
o Is your car registered and inspected
for the duration of the deployment? o Is your house/apartment secure?
o Is your car insurance paid through
the duration of your deployment, to
o Have you turned off the utilities or had the
accounts suspended until your return SINGLE SOLDIER
prevent a lapse in insurance and (internet provider, cable company, cell phone)
license suspension? o Are all your personal items secured to include all
high dollar items?
o Did you check to see if you could
save on car insurance if your car is in o Have you done a high dollar value inventory
storage? documenting your household goods during
your absence to include serial numbers and
o Did you contact your insurance photos?
company to notify them if someone
will be driving your vehicle while you
are deployed or that it will be stored
in your absence?
o Is your civilian driver's license
current through the end of your Your efforts to prepare can help
make a positive difference.
o Have you removed all high value
items from your automobile? With some careful preparation and an ACS Mobilization &
understanding of how to handle the
o Are you taking your civilian drivers challenges ahead, you can help make
license with you to use on EML or the deployment process easier on you 772-0470
for reference purposes during your and your loved ones.
Best of luck to you and thank you
for your service!
Family Considerations Finance: Legal:
Does your Family have: o Do you have a MyPay Account o Do you need a general or special Power
and do you know how to access it? of Attorney to give permission to
o Your complete mailing and AKO email someone (parent, sibling) to handle
address? o Do you know how you are going your bills or any issues that arise?
to pay your bills?
o Your unit information? o Do you have a current will?
o Have you made plans to save o Do you know how to get tax assistance
o Contact information to access
money while you are deployed? while deployed?
support and information during your
deployment? o Have you set the necessary o Have you Registered to vote in your
o REAR D Staff Duty allotments to pay your bills or State of residence?
o FRG Leader provide money to others during
o Family Readiness Support your deployment?
o Have you collected all of your important
Assistant (FRSA) documents into a secure, safe and
o Are all of your credit cards fireproof location? Does your Family
o The procedures to send a Red Cross accounted for? Are numbers logged know how to access them?
message in case of emergency and kept in a safe place? Do you o Is your military ID card valid until after
have the addresses to notify them you return from deployment?
o Steps to log onto your Units virtual in the case of loss and do you know
Family Readiness Group (VFRG) how to contact them if you have o Do you have the need to claim paternity
any billing inquires? of a child?
o Do you have addresses for Family
& friends you intend to stay in touch o Do you have all of your bank Misc.
with? account information in one location o Will any promotion or other military
If you marry over your EML, you MUST for easy reference? boards take place during your
do the following prior to returning to deployment that you be eligible for?
o Are you taking a check book
theater: Have you updated your ERB/ORB,
and/or ATM/Debit Card with you to
Photo, OMPF and other important
o Put your Spouse into the DEERS access cash/pay bills during your
files in anticipation?
system (please see handout) deployment?
o Enroll your Spouse in TRICARE o Do you have copies of your deployment
o Obtain an ID card for your Spouse orders?