WHAT HAPPENS DURING DEPLOYMENT?
Deployment is when an active duty or Army Reserve unit is sent to a specific area of operations, usually on foreign soil — most recently in Afghanistan, Kuwait and Iraq. Yet a common misperception is that a deployed unit is automatically sent to a war zone.
Oftentimes, units are deployed to noncombat regions, including Hawaii, Italy, Germany and South Korea. Or they are utilized for humanitarian efforts, such as helping civilians rebuild their lives after a natural disaster.