MARRIED TO THE MILITARY A SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR MILITARY WIVES GIRLFRIENDS AND WOMEN IN UNIFORM

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Married To The Military

Author : Meredith Leyva
ISBN : 9781439150269
Genre : Family & Relationships
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The Unofficial Scoop on Military Life Whether you’re dating, engaged, or married to an active military servicemember or reservist—or you’ve just signed up yourself—you may feel as if you’ve somehow married the United States military! While there are plenty of orientation books for him, there are almost no handy, user-friendly resources for you. Meredith Leyva, a military wife and founder of CinCHouse.com, the Internet’s largest community for military wives, girlfriends, and women in uniform, details everything you need to know to manage day-to-day issues and get on with the adventure of military life. From relocation to deployment, protocol to finances, and career to kids, Leyva offers time-tested advice about: -Keeping your love life together during deployments -Relocating yourself and your family around the world -Maintaining your own career when you're expected to move every three years -Understanding what pay and benefits you're entitled to—and how to maximize them -Translating those odd acronyms and jargon Written by a seasoned military wife, this smart and savvy guide will help you take control at every point of your servicemember's career—from filing marriage papers as newlyweds to choosing prenatal and child care when you start a family to figuring out his pension when he's ready to retire.
Category: Family & Relationships

Army Wives

Author : Tanya Biank
ISBN : 1429993375
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 44.39 MB
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Army Wives goes beyond the sound bites and photo ops of military life to bring readers into the hearts and homes of today's military wives. Biank tells the story of four typical Army wives who, in a flash, find themselves in extraordinary circumstances that ultimately force them to redefine who they are as women and wives. This is a true story about what happened when real life collided with army convention. Army Wives is a groundbreaking narrative that takes the reader beyond the Army's gates, taking a close look at the other woman—the Army itself—and how its traditions, rules and war-time realities deeply impact marriage and home life.
Category: Family & Relationships

Confessions Of A Military Wife

Author : Mollie Gross
ISBN : 9781611212501
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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NEW: UPDATED AND EXPANDED. Confessions of a Military Wife is an honest, witty, and often hilarious look at the life of the new generation military wife. Mollie Gross learned the hard way to laugh instead of cry at what she could not control as a military spouseÑand as she quickly discovered, nearly everything was out of her control! A standup comedienne, public speaker, and wife of a Marine Corps officer, Mollie explores everything about the ÒissuedÓ spouse, from deployment and the stress of having a husband in a combat zone, to the realization that marriage changes when your husband returns home from war. Nothing is taboo or out-of-bounds in Confessions, including the ÒpartiesÓ military wives throw for themselves before hubby returns. (YouÕll have to read the book to find out about those!) Updated, expanded, and now in paperback, Confessions is a canÕt-put-down book that will leave you laughing and crying at the same time. About the Author: Mollie Gross is a professional stand-up comedienne, motivational speaker, and the wife of a USMC Iraq War veteran. She teaches audiences to ÒHandle it with HumorÓÑ to learn how to laugh through lifeÕs toughest challenges. To follow her on social media, listen to her podcast, or inquire about booking, please visit www.molliegross.com. ÒMollie Gross is the Chelsea Handler of the milspouse community. SheÕs unfiltered, honest, and hilarious, with an underlying message to stop whining and be proud. Think of it as heartfelt humor for the home front.Ó Ñ Military Spouse magazine ÒMollieÕs no-holds-barred account of what it was like during her first four years of being married to a Marine, dealing with the moves, wartime deployments, and life on the home front, will leave you laughing, crying, and shaking your head in disbelief asking, ÔDid she really just say that!?ÕÓ Ñ Kristine Schellhaas, founder USMC Life
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Married To The Military

Author : Terry L. Rollins
ISBN : 1606968939
Genre : Fiction
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You've heard a lot about our brave men in uniform, but have you ever wondered about their wives? Married to the Military, Terry L. Rollins' beautifully written, powerful collection, takes you behind the scenes in the lives of ten extraordinary yet completely different military wives. Readers will laugh and cry with these women as they share their experiences navigating the ever changing waters of life in the military. Meet these wives as they deal with everything from parties, pregnancy, multiple moves, and retirement, to death, depression, and victory over demons from the past. Each of these women brings to the reader their own sense of the joys and sacrifices of being a military wife in today's world. Feel the pride, the pain, and the passion these women face as they allow readers everywhere to experience life as it is when Married to the Military.
Category: Fiction

A Civilian S Guide To The U S Military

Author : Barbara Schading
ISBN : 9781599633497
Genre : History
File Size : 67.10 MB
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Attention! Learn more about your military now! Does a corporal have to salute a lieutenant or is it the other way around? What are forward-deployed units? Is an "armored cow" a type of tank or something soldiers eat? Are Polaris missiles dropped from the air or launched from a submarine? If someone calls you a "Cat 4" should you be honored or offended? Do you feel lost when it comes to all things military? Sure, you hear things on the news and maybe you know someone who is in the military, but you probably have a hard time fully grasping the acronyms, equipment, and protocol they discuss. That's where A Civilian's Guide to the U.S. Military can help. Author Barbara Schading decodes all things military for you. She discusses each branch—Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and the Coast Guard—in simple terms you can understand. You'll get the background information, an easy-to-read chart showing rank and insignia, and an explanation of the organization of each branch. In addition, the book has extensive glossaries that cover terms, acronyms, slang, and equipment. You'll find an entire chapter that covers special operations forces like the Green Berets, Force Recons, Army Rangers, and more. You'll learn about their specific training, missions, and history. The book also covers other important aspects of the military like: flag and saluting etiquette military funerals the Tombs of the Unknown the American Legion, USO, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and other groups military law military academies medals and decorations official military music an explanation of the Geneva Convention and a list of resources to help you find more information So the next time you read the paper or talk with a new recruit, you don't have to feel lost. Become a knowledgeable civilian with the help of A Civilian's Guide to the U.S. Military.
Category: History

Separated By Duty United In Love Revised

Author : Shellie Vandevoorde
ISBN : 9780806534916
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Where Can You Turn. . .? . . .when the bills are due, the kids are acting out, loneliness and doubt are creeping into your quiet hours--and you're handling it all alone? If your partner is in the military, these challenges may be the greatest that your relationship will ever face. Now is the time you need answers, resources, and understanding. This is the book that will give them to you. Military wife and U.S. Army veteran Shellie Vandevoorde has penned a practical, compassionate guide to help military couples cope with the separation of active deployment. Now updated and expanded, Separated by Duty, United in Love is infused with her years of experience, offering sound and comforting advice from someone who's been there. Vandevoorde explores real-life issues and shares invaluable insights on the best ways to: • Keep the lines of communication open while your partner is away • Address your children's fears as you cope with your own • Juggle finances and other household duties • Find the balance you desperately need • Cope with post-traumatic stress, injury and other challenges when a spouse returns from war • Utilize military resources and support groups to help yourself through the toughest times You are not alone. Separated by Duty, United in Love gives you the tools and the encouragement you need to help your military relationship survive--and thrive.
Category: Family & Relationships

Surviving Deployment

Author : Karen M. Pavlicin
ISBN : 0965748367
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 75.15 MB
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From the call to duty through heartwarming reunions, this comprehensive, personal guide helps U.S. active duty and reserve military families turn a challenging deployment into a positive, rewarding experience. Personal stories, practical ideas, and checklists help readers know what to expect and how to communicate effectively, manage financial changes, and guide children through the experience. Has received nationwide kudos from military spouses, parents, and support organizations. A companion Web site, www.survivingdeployment.com, provides articles and additional resources. Original.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Military Spouse Journey

Author : Kathie Hightower
ISBN : 1934617172
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 24.68 MB
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"Guide for military spouses to help you define and live your dreams, even when faced with frequent moves, separations, and other challenges of military life. Includes tips and exercises to help you explore your passions, strengths, and goals, and apply five keys to happiness"--
Category: Self-Help

When Duty Calls

Author : Carol Vandesteeg
ISBN : 0781442885
Genre : Religion
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This comprehensive handbook makes it a "must have" for every family separated by military deployment. Written by an author who has lived this unique separation as both a wife and mother.
Category: Religion

Chicken Soup For The Military Wife S Soul

Author : Jack Canfield
ISBN : 9781453276426
Genre : Self-Help
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A tribute to the women who uphold the written and unwritten oaths of service and of marriage.
Category: Self-Help