Preparing for Deployment
As an Active Duty member, you’re always prepared to deploy at a moment’s notice. We have some simple steps you can take to secure your finances before, during and after deployment.
Get Your Finances in Order
Your finances won’t be automatically put on hold while you’re away. Once your unit is alerted to the possibility of deployment, here are some ways you can plan accordingly:
- Have an emergency fund. It’s always wise to have 3 to 6 months’ worth of savings for sudden expenses, like vehicle repairs or plane tickets.
- Share account details if your family will be staying stateside and consider adding a joint owner to your financial accounts. Fill out a Change of Information/Add Joint Owner form and submit your form through your online account or at any branch.
- Explore setting up free automatic Bill Pay to ensure you don’t miss any payments.
- Talk to one of our financial advisors. They're here to help you learn about life insurance options, designed to give you peace of mind.
Know Your Benefits & Discounts
Identify exclusive offers and discounts you can take advantage of, thanks to your service:
- Check to see if you qualify for tax-free pay and deployment-related allowances from Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS). These benefits vary on your deployment location.
- Get early access to military pay when you sign up for direct deposit with our free Active Duty Checking® account. Plus, receive $20 in ATM fee rebates and free military checks.
- Explore our benefits. Navy Federal offers Active Duty members exclusive offers and benefits on our products and services.
Preparing for Deployment ChecklistWe've created a checklist to help you tie up any loose ends prior to your deployment.Learn Moreabout Preparing for Deployment Checklist
Servicemembers Civil Relief ActWe're committed to serving those who serve. Learn more about the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) to make managing your finances easier.Learn Moreabout Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
Military Pay CalculatorUnderstanding your military pay can help you secure your finances before, during and after deployment.Learn Moreabout Military Pay Calculator
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