Today's Military Wife: Meeting the Challenges of Service Life

Today's Military Wife: Meeting the Challenges of Service Life

by Lydia Sloan Cline

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Essential information for servicemembers' wives and families Benefits, resources, and sound advice for a quality life in the service This book covers all the information a service wife needs to survive and prosper, including advice for coping with periodic separations, tips for managing a separate career, discussion of living overseas, information on raising a family, and details on the social aspects of military life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811735162
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Publication date: 01/09/2009
Series: Today's Military Wife
Edition description: Sixth Edition
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Lydia Sloan Cline spent 20 years as an active-duty and Reserve military wife. Through multiple moves Stateside and overseas, she raised a family and maintained a career. She currently teaches at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas.

Table of Contents

Introduction viii

1 What Does Your Husband Do for a living? 1

2 Benefits and Services 20

3 Socials, customs, and Traditions 54

4 Your Education and Career 74

5 Money Matters 98

6 Making a Home 135

7 Moving 152

8 Living Overseas 180

9 Separations 201

10 Sponsoring a Family 233

11 Getting Out 238

12 Survivors and Wounded Warriors 256

13 Wrapping It Up 270

Appendix A Army, Navy, and Air Force Leave and Earnings Statement 275

Appendix B Reserve and National guard Leave and Earnings Statement 280

Appendix C Marine Corps Leave and Earnings Statement 285

Appendix D World Time 291

Appendix E Fisher House Locations 292

Appendix F Metric Conversion charts 296

Appendix G Military Time 300

Appendix H The Phonetic Alphabet 301

Appendix I Space-A Locations and Contacts 302

Appendix K Vehicle Processing Centers (Vpc) Conus and Oconus 309

Appendix L Children's Clothing 314

Appendix M Adult Clothing 316

Glossary 318

Index 335

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