Deployment is the process of rotating forces into and out of an operational area. All deployments, even those that do not involve combat, are significant events in service members’ lives and can affect not only those who deploy but also their families. Deployment experiences, including exposure to chemical, physical and environmental hazards in some regions, have the potential for causing immediate and long-term effects on both physical and mental health.
This section of PDHealth.mil provides information and guidance for healthcare providers and service members regarding the health-related aspects of the deployment process. It also provides information on deployment resources for service members and their families.
Table of Contents
- Health Assessment Programs
- Deployment Health Assessments
- Periodic Health Assessment
- Deployment Mental Health Assessment
- Neurocognitive Assessments
- Service-Specific Deployment Health Assessment Programs
- Background on Programs for Identifying Deployment Health Conditions and Concerns
- Psychological Health Effects of Deployment
- Combat and Operational Stress Programs
- Deployment-Limiting Health Conditions
- Deployment Resources
- Deployment-Related Exposures