How to Create a Deployment Wall

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A deployment wall is the perfect way to remember and focus on your deployed service member while they are away!

But what exactly is a deployment wall?

The main purpose is to have a physical and visual reminder of your loved one while they are away.

Here are a few ideas to get you started!

World Map

Use a world map to pinpoint where you are and where they are!

You could tie string between the two dots or just use a tac or stickers as a marker.

Here are a few world maps that I absolutely love!

Push Pin World Map

Laminated World Map


Adding photos of you and your person is the perfect addition to your deployment wall.

You can order super cheap and great looking photo prints from Walmart photo.

You could add your favorite picture with them, or add tons of favorite pictures!

Countdown Chain

Some people love watching the chain get smaller as the days go on, and for others, this one is a bit triggering.

Always do what is best for you and your family.

If you want to make a countdown chain, check out my DIY chain kit, or get my digital download version!

2 Clocks

One clock displays the time where you live, and the other clock displays the time where they are stationed.

This one is such a fun and classic way to visualize where they are and what time of day it is for them.

I love the look of this wood-rimmed and white 12-inch clock on Etsy.


Military or family themed prints are another great addition to your deployment wall!

Here are a few gorgeous prints to add to your wall:

Home is where the Army sends us (or any other branch!)

State Silhouette Prints

Print of the Military Base they are stationed at

However you choose to decorate your deployment wall, just remember that you do not walk alone through this season of separation.

For more deployment help, resources, and support, check out these blog posts.

For mental health resources, check out this blog post.

And if you just want to vent, I’m always here to chat.

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