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Helping Military Families

"No matter if this is your first, third or seventh time, deployment is an intense and unusual part of our lives. I urge you to spend time with this great resource, and take care of yourself."

- Kathy Roth-Douquet,
Chair, Blue Star Families

“Itʼs the best product Iʼve seen so far and I would like to put it in the hands of family readiness groups and each family”

- Jason Wieman, LTC MIL USA
MEDCOM Battalion Commander

Learn how to prepare for deployment. Gain tools to keep your community strong. Support our troops and their families.

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NBC Publishing, Blue Star Families and Vulcan Productions developed this free e-book to assist military family members and friends cope with the emotional toll of deployments and reintegration. Everyone Serves features videos, interactive worksheets and an up-to-date resource section, highlighting mobile apps that help enhance the military lifestyle. Download here.

A limited quantity of printed copies of the original handbook developed in partnership with the Defense Center of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) are still available. Email: to request a printed edition.

You and your company or organization can help get this resource to military families.

Contact This Emotional Life for more information.


“This handbook meets a great need, especially for the parents of young men and women in military service for whom there is little support currently available”

- Michael E. Kilpatrick, M.D
Interim Director of DCoE

“Your handbook and DVD are really great and this will help our young warriors who are fighting for our right to be free”

- Gy/Sgt Marvin Bush, USMC (Ret)