Today s Military Wife

Today s Military Wife Author Lydia Sloan Cline
ISBN-10 9780811735162
Release 2009-01
Pages 342
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*Essential information for service members' wives and families*Benefits, resources, and sound advice for a quality life in the service: Now in its sixth edition, this book covers all the information a service wife needs to survive and prosper in a service environment, including a complete description of family-friendly programs, advice for coping with periodic separations, tips for managing a separate career, discussion of living overseas, information on raising a family, and details on being a full participant in the rich and rewarding social aspects of military life.


Undaunted Author Tanya Biank
ISBN-10 9781101599174
Release 2013-02-05
Pages 368
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As she did so provocatively with military spouses in Army Wives, Tanya Biank gives us the inside story of women in today’s military—the professional and personal challenges that confront female soldiers from the combat zone to the home front... Since 9/11, more than 240,000 women soldiers have fought in Iraq and Afghanistan—more than 140 have died there, and they currently make up fourteen percent of the total active-duty forces. Despite advances, today’s servicewomen are constantly pressed to prove themselves, to overcome challenges men never face, and to put the military mission ahead of all other aspects of their lives, particularly marriage and motherhood. In this groundbreaking, insider’s look at the women defending our nation, Tanya Biank brings to light the real issues—of femininity, belonging to an old boys’ club, veiled discrimination, dating, marriage problems, separation from children, questions about life goals, career trajectories, and self-worth—that servicewomen are facing by focusing on four individual stories. Brigadier General Angela Salinas, the Marine Corps’ first Hispanic female general, faces the challenge of commanding an all-male institution. Second Lieutenant Bergan Flanagan finds herself on the frontlines in Afghanistan, serving in the same military police company as her husband. As a marine drill instructor, Sergeant Amy Stokley demands the very best from the recruits at Parris Island. And Major Candice O’Brien deals with deployment to Afghanistan, with two young children and a strained marriage back home. Undaunted is the story of these courageous trailblazers—their struggles, sacrifices, and triumphs in the name of serving the country they love.

Good Military Wives Stay

Good Military Wives Stay Author Monica Henry
ISBN-10 9781581123821
Release 2007-10-15
Pages 142
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Women and men are socialized to accept and perform certain gendered roles generally man as warrior/protector and woman as caretaker/protected. The United States Military depends on the wives of servicemen to embrace these gendered roles in order to carry out military operations such as Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF.) The conservative nature of the military, its demand for obedience and loyalty, the dependency of military wives on the military community for financial and social support to cope with the hardships of military life contribute to the reluctance of those opposed to OIF to publicly express this opposition and/or contribute to their negative perceptions of the antiwar movement. Although large-scale opposition to OIF among military wives is unlikely, to avoid further alienating military wives and potential allies, members of the anti-war movement should consider the impact that specific methods of protest have on military families and engage in anti-war activities accordingly.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Life as a Military Spouse

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Life as a Military Spouse Author Lissa McGrath
ISBN-10 9781440636325
Release 2008-09-02
Pages 240
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For better, for worse, for Uncle Sam! Today's military has changed dramatically, and spouses need to be prepared. Approximately half of our 1.4 million fighting men and women are married. And for a military spouse, information and support are not easy to find. Included here is: ?How to enroll in the Child Development Homes program ?What to do before a permanent change of station (PCS) ?How to prepare for the deployment, and the return, of a spouse ?Easy ways to calculate benefits, allowances, and special pays

Army Wives

Army Wives Author Tanya Biank
ISBN-10 9781429993371
Release 2007-05-29
Pages 288
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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.


Undaunted Author Anne Scott McElroy
ISBN-10 9780595354061
Release 2005-05
Pages 136
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Today's military spouses are understandably upset when they see war reports on television. Faster e-mails from their loved ones have replaced the slower snail mail of the past-but war is still war. Military spouses then and now have to be gutsy and are expected to remain strong no matter what comes their way. In the insightful memoir, Undaunted, author Anne Scott McElroy, or Scotty, shares her own experiences as a Navy wife. From being the fiancée of a handsome midshipman who graduated from the Naval Academy in 1943, until the day Scotty's husband retired in 1964, Scotty knew it took a special kind of person to cope with Navy life. At times only true love made the trials and tribulations bearable. See how these devoted wives managed long separations from their seagoing husbands, and be part of their joy when happy reunions occur. Share their frustrations with frequent changes of orders, and enjoy stories of friends and the many places they called home. Chuckle at their social errors and feel their sympathy when they receive heartbreaking news from the battlefront. Undaunted paints a compelling picture of what Navy wives were dealing with while their husbands were off winning World War II.

Jobs and the Military Spouse

Jobs and the Military Spouse Author Janet I. Farley
ISBN-10 1570230730
Release 1997
Pages 223
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This ground-breaking book examines the employment challenges facing today's mobile but highly motivated military spouse.

Wife of a Soldier a Journey of Faith

Wife of a Soldier  a Journey of Faith Author Diana Juergens
ISBN-10 9781462638307
Release 2009-01-19
Pages 164
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Wife of a Soldier, a Journey of Faith is about one woman’s journey over the last twenty-two years as an army spouse. Each chapter is filled with the realities of the challenges and blessing she has faced, along with her family, as she has lived out the military lifestyle, in support of her soldier. Her goal is to encourage other military spouses by using her lessons learned to give them a new perspective as they face the difficult journey required of today’s military family. Her hope is that God’s faithfulness will shine through her simple message and that each woman would realize they too have a story to tell that will encourage others because of the strength and courage God places in the heart of the military spouse.

Hope for the Home Front

Hope for the Home Front Author Marshele Carter Waddell
ISBN-10 9781596690325
Release 2006-08-01
Pages 172
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Marshele Carter Waddell, the wife of a US Navy Seal for 21 years, explores the emotional and spiritual battlegrounds common in the experience of today's military wife. This book is designed to arm military wives with the power and protection of God's promises against depression, bitterness, destructive choices and desperation."

Following the Flag

Following the Flag Author
ISBN-10 0275989623
Release 2006
Pages 138
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Many changes have occurred in the American armed forces over the past three decades. An all-volunteer military came into being after the end of conscription in 1973; women have joined the force in ever increasing numbers; service personnel today are again involved in combat situations around the world; reserve and guard units (jokingly known as "weekend warriors" by some) have been called to active duty. Consequently, so has the role of military families. Nevertheless, the needs of the service always take precedence, making the needs of the family number two to the needs of Uncle Sam.

Air Force Officer s Guide

Air Force Officer s Guide Author Stephen E. Wright
ISBN-10 9780811760157
Release 2014-07-15
Pages 432
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Air Force officers of all ranks, from cadets to generals, both active duty and reserves, will find this revised edition essential reading for a successful career.

Married to the Military

Married to the Military Author James Hosek
ISBN-10 9780833034007
Release 2002-09-25
Pages 154
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Focusing on military wives' contribution to family income, the authors find that, in contrast to civilian wives, military wives are willing to accept lower wages rather than search longer for jobs. They work less than civilian wives if they have young children but more if their children are older; are less probable to work as they get older; and respond to changes in the unemployment rate as workers with a permanent attachment to the work force, not as "added workers."

An Army Wife s Cookbook

An Army Wife s Cookbook Author Alice Kirk Grierson
ISBN-10 0911408274
Release 1972-01-01
Pages 71
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Contains frontier recipes of the period from 1850s to late 1880s with Household Hints & Home Remedies. Old recipes in one color, new tested versions of them in another.

The Military Spouse s Complete Guide to Career Success

The Military Spouse s Complete Guide to Career Success Author Janet I. Farley
ISBN-10 1570232695
Release 2008-01
Pages 146
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Today's global and mobile work environment is great news for thousands of military spouses who seek meaningful employment. For them, the days of simply volunteering within the military community or "settling" for any job have been replaced by real career options. This book helps military spouses develop and implement an effective job search campaign and successfully manage their careers despite the many challenges associated with the military lifestyle. Packed with useful resources, inspirational stories, and practical career tools, the book assists military spouses whether they are new to the workforce, returning after a break, or already well established in a career field. Covers everything from resume writing to starting a business. Whether users are married to an active-duty, reserve, or retired soldier, sailor, airman, or marine, this book offers practical information that can be immediately used for finding jobs and launching professional careers.

Maintaining Long Distance and Cross Residential Relationships

Maintaining Long Distance and Cross Residential Relationships Author Laura Stafford
ISBN-10 9781135607975
Release 2004-12-13
Pages 672
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This thought-provoking volume offers an innovative and intriguing approach to the study of long-distance relationships. Author Laura Stafford examines romantic long-distance relationships and then expands the conception of long-distance relationships to include other relational types. She summarizes literature across the social sciences on various types of long-distance relationships and extracts themes and patterns across the relational types. In so doing, she reconsiders approaches to and offers an expanded vision of relational maintenance. By expanding her scope beyond romantic relationships, Stafford includes those that span residences and relational types, such as noncustodial parent-child and geographically and residentially separated adult children and parents. She contends that face-to-face interaction is not necessary to maintain healthy relationships, and questions the assumption that maintaining, rather than terminating, a particular relationship is always best for the involved parties. With its interdisciplinary approach to challenging commonly held assumptions about communication and close relationships, Maintaining Long-Distance and Cross-Residential Relationships will be engaging reading for scholars in communication, psychology, sociology, mass communication, and family studies. It is also appropriate for special topics graduate courses on long-distance relationships and human communication, and will serve as a unique supplemental text for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in interpersonal, relational, and family communication and family studies.

Anthropology and the United States Military

Anthropology and the United States Military Author P. Frese
ISBN-10 9781403982179
Release 2003-10-03
Pages 162
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An edited collection of ethnographic research that seeks to provide visions of and for US military culture from a solid anthropological base. The volume explores several important but relatively unknown cultural variations in the defense community through a variety of lenses. A strong list of contributors highlight important issues such as: anthrax vaccines, the 'Golden Age' culture of the military, gender roles among army spouses, weight control and physical readiness, the military advisor, and the United States Naval Academy.

The End of Don t Ask Don t Tell The Impact in Studies and Personal Essays by Service Members and Veterans

The End of Don t Ask  Don t Tell  The Impact in Studies and Personal Essays by Service Members and Veterans Author J Ford Huffman
ISBN-10 9780160915581
Release 2012-12-03
Pages 274
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Featuring 4 reports and 25 personal essays from diverse voices—both straight and gay—representing U.S. Marine Corps, Army, Navy, and Air Force veterans and service members, this anthology examines the impact of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and its repeal on 20 September 2011 in order to benefit policy makers, historians, researchers, and general readers. Topics include lessons from foreign militaries, serving while openly gay, women at war, returning to duty, marching forward after repeal, and support for the committed same-sex partners and families of gay service members.