Uncle Sam sometimes gives members of the U.S. military very little warning when deployment is on the horizon. You might know a few months in advance or as little as a few days. When you do find out, you have to spring into action, taking care of not only your military business, but personal obligations, as well. Packing your belongings for deployment involves more than a suitcase filled with necessities (and a few of your favorite things). It also means securing the rest of your belongings to protect them when you return home from your time overseas.