Deployment

United States
November 4, 2007 9:38am CST
Well not too much longer before my darling husband deploys to Iraq. We are dealing with pre-deployment stuff like training, getting legal paperwork in order, that sort of things. I've been thinking about taking out extra life insurance "just in case". Has anyone else had any experience with this? And what kinds of legal paperwork do you have? We know we need a will, power of attorney. Am I forgetting anything?
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@usmcsgtwife (4997)
• United States
6 Nov 07
my husband was in Iraq from Aug 06 to march 07 and I think you have everything, only thing I had extra was a special POA, on top of the general POA. the special POA will list certain things that you can do like getting loans, housing issues ETC, I am not sure about paying the money for extra life insurance to me they always said it was a waste of money, best of luck to you and your husband I will keep you all in my prayers, my husband leaves again early next year
• United States
6 Nov 07
Thanks for responding. I'm glad to see other military wives on here. Sometimes I just don't know what I'm doing since this is our first deployment.
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• United States
27 Nov 07
please feel free to message me if you need someone to talk to,
• United States
8 Nov 07
My family chooses to not deal with these types of situations when my brother goes to Iraq. Not these best way of handling situations I know, but as you said it is a stressful time and it's hard to have to think of "what ifs". Hopefully, the war can end soon. Doubtful, but a little optimism never hurt anyone, right?
• United States
8 Nov 07
You are right about optimism. We are going to be in the "sandbox" for years to come. I pray for all our men and women in uniform and their families.
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
6 Nov 07
I'm with Xfahctor, I don't have anything concrete to contribute but I wanted to wish you and your husband the best in all of this. And he's right, you'll find several army wives and army moms here on mylot. Here is the user group for Army Wives http://www.mylot.com/w/lists/24_248972/default.aspx And be sure to search "army", "military", "husband" in the discussions search bar at the top of the page in order to see other users discussions on it. Bless you and your husband!
• United States
6 Nov 07
Thanks for the words of support...it means a lot. I will look up the link.
@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
4 Nov 07
I don't really have any usefull advice or thoughts to add here. I just wanted to pop in and extend my my best wishes to you and your family and thank your husband for his service. I wish him safety and all the best of luck. Also I see you are new here. Welcome to mylot. You'll find a great many military wives here from a lot of nations. Unfortunately you will also find some very ignorant people, ignore them and just know that most of us are behind ou and your husband. Blessed be to all of you.
• United States
4 Nov 07
Thank you very much. It is a stressful time for us and many military families. I do ignore the ignorants as I keep in my mind that it is our sacrifices that allow them to have their beliefs. God Bless!
• United States
26 Nov 07
you are on the right track my husband just left like a month ago. extra life insurance is not needed he is very wel insured and if something happend god forbid the army pays for everything and you get all the sgli. so o not worry about that. and as for going to iraq from what a few of the guys have been sayhing about it there s nothing really going on over there so do not worry to much about what can not be changed. and just remember the frg is always there to help suport you. just call and use them army wives stick togather during deployment. take care of you while he is gone that is important
@armywifey (883)
• United States
20 Nov 07
It sounds like you have everything under control. I agree that you need the special POA, because something always comes up and you will wish you had it. I wouldn't bother with the extra life insurance, because it is basically just a waste of money. God bless your family and your husband. I will keep you on my prayer list.
@dbmax41 (585)
• United States
12 Nov 07
Things are slowing down over there. Much safer these days. Im behind you 100% and thank your husband for being there for us.
@HighReed1 (1126)
• United States
11 Nov 07
I'm not sure about the extra insurance. You'd want to check the fine print very closely to make sure he would be covered if the unthinkable happened while in combat. I agree with the member that said you would want a special POA. You also might want to get a Living Will made up for both of you. Before he leaves. If anything should happen to either of you, your wishes regarding life support and what-have-you would already be on paper and legal. Other than that, it sounds like you should be covered. We wish your husband and all our serviemembers luck. My son will probably be deploying in May. Hopefully all our people will get to come home soon.