Military deployment refers to the movement of armed forces personnel and equipment from home bases to other destinations. Deployments can be within the United States or in foreign countries, with purposes ranging from routine training to active military combat. The average military deployment lasts between six and twelve months, but the full deployment cycle, which includes pre-deployment training and post-deployment debriefing and reintegration, can add several weeks on either side of the actual deployment period. In addition to full-time military personnel, military reserve units and National Guard units also have deployments.
The United States active-duty military includes a total of about 1.3 million members in all branches (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Space Force), with a total Defense Department...Read more