Preparing Your Family For Your Deployment

Preparing for a deployment is an emotional time filled with a lot anxieties. Whether you’re the one deploying, or it’s your loved one, it’s normal to go through a range of emotions.

Depending on when you learn of the deployment, you could have months to prepare, or as little as hours. A major part of preparing for the deployment is preparing your family for your absence through both emotional support and by arranging your affairs. The whole family can participate in preparing for the deployment as a way to help cope with your departure.

The following are suggested ways to prepare your family for a deployment:

1. Research international calling plans for your home and cells phones, and set up a Skype account. It is important that your family feels they still have a way to reach you to stay connected.

2. Leave a list of important contacts such as Lawyers, Chaplain, Red Cross, etc.

3. Make sure that every member of your family has a military ID.

4. If you have young children, record yourself reading bedtime stories so they can listen while you’re away.

5. Inform your children’s school that you will be deploying.

It’s important to encourage your family to maintain their familiar routines while you are away. Your family will go through a series of emotional stages as they learn of your deployment, to coping with the fact that you are gone. Remaining on a familiar schedule is one less change to cope with.

In addition to preparing your family emotionally, there are many affairs to get in order before you leave, including medical, legal, and home maintenance. Don’t get overwhelmed by the amount of tasks you must complete before your deployment. Military AutoSource researched to create a Pre-Deployment Checklist, designed to help military members prepare for their deployment. The Checklist organizes all the affairs you should get in order before you deploy.



The ROUSH Warrior Mustang is in the News!

The ROUSH Warrior Mustang has made a huge splash in the automotive world and has been making headlines across the web!

It’s no surprise; the ROUSH Warrior Mustang is limited-edition, and with less than 50 produced, it’s one of the rarest Mustangs available.


Check out these headlines from around the web

Roush builds a Ford Mustang worthy of warriors

Source: Fox News

Roush Built One Very Special Mustang for Military Serving Abroad

Source: BoldRide

Roush Warrior T/C Mustang Military Special Edition




The ROUSH Warrior Mustang EcoBoost is now available to order!
Act fast, there is a very limited production of this exclusive military edition Mustang!


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EUROPE GIVEAWAY: WIN $25,000 + 5-Day Vacation to Edelweiss Lodge & Resort #GetTheEdge

Enter for your chance to win $25,000 towards the purchase of a Ford Vehicle AND a 5-day vacation to the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort in Garmisch Partenkirchen

Each year, Military AutoSource partners with American Forces Network (AFN), the Exchange, and Edelweiss Lodge and Resort to host our annual sweepstakes. The Get the Edge giveaway is an exclusive opportunity for U.S. Military deployed in Europe.

Our annual sweepstakes allows you to enter for the chance to win funding towards a new Ford vehicle of your choosing. You can select from Ford’s full line up of vehicles: coupes, sedans, SUVs or crossovers… the choice is yours!

The FINAL EVENT will be held on Oct. 3rd at Ramstein Air Base.


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Military AutoSource (MAS) is the only on-base, factory-authorized distributor for Ford to military personnel stationed overseas, or on TDY assignment for at least 30 days outside of the United States. MAS was formerly known as Exchange New Car Sales. As the official overseas military car-buying program for Ford, we have provided our military customers with superior value, service and convenience for over 50 years. Each military experience is personalized based on each member’s location and financing needs to provided you with the most hassle-free, secure and trustworthy car buying process – We’ve Got Your Back!


Toyota Named One of the World’s Greenest Companies

Newsweek named Toyota one of the world’s greenest companies, ranking number 35 in the Global 500 and number 2 in autos. Toyota jumped 57 spots since 2014!

Toyota was recognized for their commitment to sustainable practices and their development of green vehicles. Their green initiatives saved over 93 million gallons of water in North America and allowed them to reduce energy use by 22% in North American manufacturing plants.

This earth-friendly company has been at the forefront of developing energy efficient technologies, and Newsweek ranked Toyota so high due in part to the upcoming release of the Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, which releases only water vapor through its tailpipe.

“We are proud to be recognized as one of the world’s greenest companies,” said Jim Lentz, Toyota Motor North America chief executive officer. “Through continuous improvement, our global teams have made great strides in reducing our environmental impact. From hybrids to fuel cells, Toyota is at the forefront of developing energy efficient technologies. We are deeply committed to contributing to the environment, our communities, and to leading the future of sustainable mobility.”


Military AutoSource is the factory-authorized military distributor for U.S. specification Toyota vehicles, available for European delivery to military members stationed throughout Europe. Learn more about the Toyota Military Program.

INTERIOR MOTIVES | 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK

The GLK sports a muscular yet elegant body,  but it’s the GLK cabin that brings you the timeless craftsmanship of Mercedes-Benz from the forefront of technology.


The GLK allows you and your passengers to ride in the lap of luxury. Crisp color displays, intuitive controls and advanced multimedia systems put a world of enjoyment at your fingertips.

Blind Spot Assist helps make lane-changes more reassuring. Lane Keeping Assist helps keep you from drifting. Innovative entertainment, navigation and communication systems work with intuitive ease in the GLK. Bluetooth® lets you make calls hands-free and play music wire-free.

The convenient central controller and color displays put a world of features within easy reach. A wide array of audio choices range from a USB port to available SiriusXM Radio.



The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK is available for purchase through the Military AutoSource Mercedes-Benz Military Program. Active U.S. Military personnel stationed overseas are eligible to receive military benefits on Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Delivery is available overseas and stateside.

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Ride the Alps – Rally for Military Riders


Military AutoSource and Edelweiss Resort hosted the 9th annual Ride the Alps event on June 12-14.

Military riders were invited to ride through Bavarian villages, breathtaking mountain passes, and endless vistas. After the ride they enjoyed live entertainment, games, and a traditional Bavaria fest. 
The year was a great success, with around 250 participants and 188 riders completing the poker run!

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Thank you to everyone who came out and to Edelweiss Resort for making the 9th annual Ride the Alps event a success!

The 2016 Nissan Maxima – Defying the 4-Door Stereotype

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The 2016 Nissan Maxima is fully-redesigned, setting a new standard in the large sedan segment for style, performance and technology.

Nissan’s “4-Door Sports Car” features a 300-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 and new lighter, yet more rigid chassis, bringing sports car-like acceleration and handling to large sedan segment.

The New Features of the 2016 Maxima
  • 82 pounds lighter
  • 2.2 inches longer and 1.3 inches lower
  • NissanConnect Services
    • Full suite of telematics
    • Remote locking
    • Location mapping
    • Crash alerts
    • Maintenance reminders
    • Live concierge services
  • Five available trim lines
  • Backup camera
  • 8-inch touch screen navigation system
  • High center console
  • Commander switch
  • Driver attention alter system
  • Dual panel panoramic moonroof (available)
  • Black floating roof
  • Following lines along exterior
  • Sport suspension
  • Light weight

The eighth generation Nissan Maxima is available in nine exterior colors, and offers front-wheel drive, five passenger seating, and front-wheel drive.

Military AutoSource is the factory-authorized distributor of Nissan vehicles to the U.S. Military stationed overseas. Through the MAS Nissan Military Sales program eligible military members can get special pricing and benefits on brand-new Nissan models. Order overseas and have your vehicle delivered to your location stateside.



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MAS Community Spotlight: MWR Fourth of July Events

At Military AutoSource, we are very proud to serve our U.S. Military. With this privilege comes the responsibility to give back to the community we serve. We give back to the military community in a number of ways, but one of our most prominent efforts is through our Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) events. Fourth of July is an especially important time for us to give our military fun and games. As friends and family celebrate stateside, MAS held events in several locations to celebrate the day.


Click here to check out our post about our Mid East 4th of July events!

On July 3rd and 4th, MAS held events at Ramstein Airbase, the Patch Barracks Husky Field in Stuttgart, and the Tower Barracks in Grafenwoehr.

Military members and their family were able to enter to win big prizes, including an Xbox One and a TV!

Check out the great pictures we collected of our military community celebrating the 4th of July with Military AutoSource.

RAM 1500 – King of the Road. Royalty at the Ranch | Chrysler Truck Stop

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With a variety of engines, transmissions and features to choose from, the Ram 1500 is built to deliver on every job.
  • Best fuel economy any full-size pickup
  • Available 3.OL Ecodiesel V6 Engine
  • Class-exclusive available Active-Level Four-Corner Air Suspension
  • Four-Corner Air Suspension
  • The industry’s only light-duty diesel
  • 24-valve V6 engine that produces 240 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque
  • Torqueflight 8 speed transmission
  • Crew Cab gives passengers increased comfort and capacity with the most passenger legroom in the Ram truck lineup

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Free H.O.G. ® Membership with Every H-D Purchase

Looking for the camaraderie that comes with owing a Harley-Davidson? The Harley Owners Group, (H.O.G.®) is the official riding club of Harley-Davidson. When you order your bike from Military AutoSource, you get a free membership for a year in the H.O.G.® Military Program!

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Harley-Davidson and Military AutoSource offer the H.O.G.® Military Program free with every bike order, and allows you to start enjoying your membership while you’re still deployed overseas.

Free membership for one year, including:

  • H.O.G.® membership card & manual
  • H.O.G.® pin and patch
  • A Touring Handbook
  • Benefits Guide
  • H.O.G. ® Magazine
  • A Personal letter from the President and Chief Operating Officer of Harley-Davidson® Motor Company
  • Up to $100 coverage on Roadside Assistance Package

Stationed in the Mid East? You will receive a membership kit prior to your stateside delivery! Should you be located in other regions, you will receive your kit upon bike delivery.

When you return to the U.S., H.O.G® will add an additional year onto your membership! Your exclusive H.O.G.® member benefits include:

  • Special Member discounts on wireless from AT&T®
  • Best Western® Ride Rewards and Discounts
  • Up to $100 coverage on Roadside Assistance Package
  • H.O.G.® Fly & Ride and H-D® authorized rentals
  • H.O.G. ® Mileage Program
  • H-D ® Insurance Discount
  • Join Your Local Chapter
DID YOU KNOW: The Military AutoSource Cycle Safe program will reimburse you $200 for completing an accredited Motorcycle Safety course after you take delivery? LEARN MORE