Today s Military Wife

Today s Military Wife Author Lydia Sloan Cline
ISBN-10 9780811760805
Release 2014-09-15
Pages 384
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Revised and updated, this is the essential guide for servicemembers' wives and families. Covers all aspects, from marriage and living on base to moving and deployments Includes sections on benefits, resources, and sound advice for a quality life in the service Tips on how to survive and prosper, including coping with periodic separations, managing a separate career, pursuing further education, handling finances, living overseas, raising a family, and enjoying the social aspects of military life

Under the Sabers

Under the Sabers Author Tanya Biank
ISBN-10 1429901683
Release 2006-02-07
Pages 288
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Under the Sabers is a groundbreaking narrative detailing the complex personal challenges Army wives face, presenting a provocative new look at Army life. Tanya Biank goes beyond the sound bites and photo ops of military life and shows what it is really like to be an Army wife—from hauling furniture off the rental truck by yourself at a new duty station when your husband is in the field, to comforting your son who wants his dad home from Afghanistan for his fifth birthday—she takes readers into the hearts and homes of today's military wives. In the summer of 2002, Army wives were in the headlines after Biank, a military reporter for the Fayetteville Observer, made international news when she broke the story about four Army wives who were brutally murdered by their husbands in the span of six weeks at Fort Bragg, an Army post that is home to the Green Berets, Airborne paratroopers, and Delta Force commandos. By that autumn, Biank, an Army brat herself, realized the still untold story of Army wives lay in the ashes of that tragic and sensationalized summer. She knew the truth—wives were the backbone of the Army. They were strong—not helpless—and deserved more than the sugarcoating that often accompanied their stories in the media. Under the Sabers tells the story of four typical Army wives, who, in a flash, find themselves neck-deep in extraordinary circumstances that ultimately force them to redefine who they are as women and Army wives. In this fascinating and meticulously researched account, Biank takes the reader past the Army's gates, where everyone has a role to play, rules are followed, discipline is expected, perfection praised, and perception often overrides reality. Biank explores what happens when real life collides with Army convention. Biank describes what it means to be a wife and mother in a subculture that is in a constant state of readiness for war. In this hard-hitting and powerful book, Biank takes a close look at the other woman—the Army itself—and its impact on wives, marriages, and home life. This story of strength and perseverance is an eye-opener for those who have never experienced military life and an anthem to those women who each day live the "unwritten code."


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.

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

Confessions of a Military Wife

Confessions of a Military Wife Author Mollie Gross
ISBN-10 9781611212501
Release 2015-11-15
Pages 288
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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 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

Faith Deployed

Faith Deployed Author Jocelyn Green
ISBN-10 9781575673004
Release 2009-01-01
Pages 272
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If your spouse or someone you know has been deployed recently, the stress of this situation will resonate with you. Jocelyn Green speaks directly to the wives of deployed seamen, marines, airmen, and soldiers, through the experiences of their spouses. This book is not “ten easy steps” for a painless life; instead, it is a collection of devotions that squarely addresses the challenges wives face when their husbands are away protecting freedom. Challenges like: how does a military wife maintain a strong sense of patriotism without allowing her country to become an idol? What good can possibly come from moving every two or three years? How can I be sure that God has a purpose for my life that’s as strong as His purpose for my husband’s? The foundation of this devotional is the unchanging character of God and the anchor of Jesus Christ, even amidst the shifting circumstances of a military family.

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.

Hope for the Home Front Bible Study

Hope for the Home Front Bible Study Author Marshele Carter Waddell
ISBN-10 1596693185
Release 2011-05-02
Pages 251
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A 12-week interactive Bible study, Marshéle Carter Waddell explores the emotional and spiritual battlegrounds common in the experience of today's military wife.

God Strong

God Strong Author Sara Horn
ISBN-10 9780310294023
Release 2010
Pages 238
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As a military wife, caring for home and family is a mission that never stops. As someone who has been through this herself, Horn shares encouraging spiritual insights that women don't have to be an army of one when they are "God Strong."

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."

Married to the Military

Married to the Military Author Meredith Leyva
ISBN-10 9781439150269
Release 2009-07-14
Pages 211
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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, 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.

Going Overboard

Going Overboard Author Sarah Smiley
ISBN-10 9780451218513
Release 2006
Pages 262
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In a whimsical memoir, a one-time Navy brat and current Navy wife describes the trials and tribulations of being part of the military family, describing what it is like dealing with her husband's unexpected deployment, coping with raccoons in the attic, getting locked out of the house in her pajamas, developing a crush on a handsome doctor, and more. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.


Deployed Author Stanley Hall
ISBN-10 9781938301759
Release 2013-09-16
Pages 218
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Wondering what you are in for as you move to your first military base, or as you try to recover from numerous deployments? Deployed! is the perfect solution for every member of a military family who wants a healthy family. From the time you finish boot camp to the time you return from your last deployment, this book provides principles that will guide you in your journey through family life in the military. In the face of extended war, record high divorces, and combat stress, professional on-base counselor Dr. Stanley Hall gives answers and directions for wading through it all and finding more happiness and success in your military family than you ever imagined.

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.

Married to the Military

Married to the Military Author
ISBN-10 0833031805
Release 2002
Pages 134
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Married to the Military has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Married to the Military also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Married to the Military book for free.

Airman s Guide

Airman s Guide Author Boone Nicolls
ISBN-10 0811733971
Release 2007
Pages 367
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The complete reference for successful service in the Air Force plus reference and advice for getting ahead Latest uniforms and decorations Training and education along with information on personal affairs and family support Continuously published since the formation of the Air Force, Airman's Guide, 7th Edition, has been newly revised to include the latest information needed by airmen and noncommissioned officers for successful performance of duty in today's Air Force. A combination of reference materials and guidance from several generations of old-timers who have authored this guide, it is a must-have book for those men and women currently serving in the U.S. Air Force.

Absaraka Home of the Crows

Absaraka  Home of the Crows Author Margaret Carrington
ISBN-10 9781629148502
Release 2015-01-06
Pages 288
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The classic journal and firsthand account of one of the most disastrous military battles of the American frontier. On July 17, 1866, two soldiers and six wagoners were killed by Sioux Indians. In the next two weeks, fourteen more men died in Sioux attacks. The attacks continued through the summer and fall. On December 21, disaster struck. Recklessly pursuing Indians across a wooded ridge, Brevet Lieutenant Colonel William Fetterman and his company fell into an ambush. It was the worst military blunder of the Indian Wars before the Battle of the Little Bighorn ten years later. Margaret Irvin Carrington, like many officers’ wives, kept a journal of her stay in the outposts of the West. She recorded her impressions of the scenery and the inhabitants of Absaraka, in present-day Wyoming, Montana, and the western Dakotas. As the wife of the commander of Fort Phil Kearny, Colonel Henry B. Carrington, she experienced the sequence of events and the heightening of tensions that led to that bloody December day. She could not have known that her journal would come to such a shocking climax, with her husband’s career at stake. Today, her journal has been reprinted several times over to present this exciting, eye-opening view into life on the plains as the wife of an officer.