I learned these past months that having advanced medical directives and other documents make a family emergency more manageable. It is one less issue to fix when emergencies arise.
I remembered that someone called them advanced directives during an event to provide them for families here at the I.G. Brown Training and Education Center. My First Sergeant announced it many months ago in an email. It was easy to shrug them off – powers of attorney, living wills, wills, health care proxies, and a plan.