Jeannelle Perkins-Muhammad, Family Readiness Chief
Create a long-range budget to include once-a-year expenses
Establish allotments, up to four months in advance if possible
Checkbook maintenance: who will write checks, balance accounts?
Update or create a will
Locate important records, what and when bills are due
Insurance - car, life, renters, or home. When are premiums due
Power of attorney - do you need a general or specific POA
Telephone calls: length of calls, budget bills
Duplicate calendars: note special events, birthdays, and school activities. Keep each other updated
Establish rules regarding children's discipline, chores, curfew, etc.
Gifts: buy in advance and leave with a friend or family member for anniversaries, birthdays and special events
Recognize and accept the range of emotions you are feeling, talk about them with your spouse
First sergeant's name and phone number: keep this information close at hand for emergencies and current and accurate information
Airman and Family Readiness Center: find out how their programs and services can help you survive deployment
Develop a good support system: family, friends, church, school, co-workers, family readiness support groups and hobbies
Plan once-a-week outings for the parent manning the home front
Plan family days with quality time and no interruptions
Establish a routine that can be maintained before, during and after deployment
Plan family activities that help maintain the deployed parent's presence -- send photos, map your unit's itinerary, videotape everyday activities
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Contact Airman and Family Readiness and receive assistance with:
Relocation planning and preparation
Managing your personal finances
Air Force financial aid
Developing effective relationship skills
Personal and family readiness
Family life skills
Transitioning from military to civilian life
Employment search skills and career development
Military child education