The Loudmouth Project

The Impact of deployment on Family

In this episode, John Ellis shares what he is doing to prepare his children for his upcoming deployment. John serves in the Air Force Reserves and this will be his first deployment. With young children at home, a large part of his own preparation is helping his children understand why Dad will be gone for some time.
Additionally, he has to deal with a lot of difficult subjects, including making sure his will is in order and that his finances are manageable for his family. His choice to serve cost him his marriage, but he’s become a better father throughout the difficulties. Through all of this, he hopes his children will understand why he serves in the military and that he keeps his word.

About the author, Jason

Jason is an Air Force and Army veteran. His goal is to inspire other veterans, their family and friends to share their stories. Working as a volunteer with Veteran Service Organizations has given him insight into some of the struggles facing the men and women who serve. Jason has been married for over 25 years and earned a degree in History with a focus on the U.S. Military.

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