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Military 101 : basic training for new military families

Author: Janet I Farley
Publisher: Lanham : Rowan & Littlefield, [2016]
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"Making the most of all your new military life has to offer can be difficult when you aren't familiar with what life in the military really means. Military Life 101: Basic Training for New Military Families answers many of the questions that service members and their family may have about life in and around the armed forces. Janet I. Farley addresses what to expect from life on the home front in the military and how  Read more...
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Farley, Janet I.
Military life 101.
Lanham : Rowan & Littlefield, [2016]
(DLC) 2016000179
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janet I Farley
ISBN: 9781442256019 144225601X
OCLC Number: 928606708
Description: xx, 207 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. Great expectations --
Hollywood versus real life --
Military families matter --
Your family's must-take first steps --
Translating military language into English --
Command structure, pay grades, ranks, and insignias --
Common military customs and courtesies --
2. Military money and benefits --
Newbies' guide to military pay and allowances --
Understanding the Leave and Earnings Statement (LES) --
Know your important military benefits --
Military money management basics --
Your good credit: maintaining and protecting it --
Scams, fraud, and identity theft --
Online financial resources --
3. Military family support --
Important DoD websites --
Military family support centers --
The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) --
Military childcare programs --
Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) --
Military OneSource --
The commissary and the exchange --
DoD lodging and AFRC vacation resorts --
Armed forces entertainment --
Military family support outside the DoD --
4. Mastering military moves --
There is a downside to moving --
Coordinating your military move --
Potential moving benefits and entitlements --
Weighty matters --
Beyond boxes: preparing for your move --
Moving day to-do lists --
Moving with small children and teenagers --
Bringing furry family members along --
If you're moving overseas --
Unaccompanied tours: the lonely move --
5. Military spouse careers and education --
Five military spouse employment realities --
How to find a job at your new duty station --
Looking for a job while stationed overseas --
Volunteering for the greater good --
Working for Uncle Sam --
Becoming your own boss --
The grateful exit: leaving your job --
Funding your education and job training --
6. Dealing with deployments and other separations --
Predeployment: preparing for the inevitable --
Deployment: when it really happens --
Demobilization : anticipation --
Postdeployment/reintegration and reunion --
7. Difficult topics in military life --
The rise of online haters --
Stressed out: emotion commotion --
The warning signs of depression and suicide --
Sexual assault and domestic abuse --
Divorce in the military --
Caring for a wounded warrior --
Casualty assistance and surviving loss --
8. Mission transition --
Making now count for later --
Taking care of transition business --
Potential postuniform benefits and entitlements --
Military-to-civilian career transition strategies --
Conclusion --
Graduation day --
Parting words --
Appendix A: Military life 101 recommended reading list --
Appendix B: Common military terms and expressions.
Other Titles: Military life 101
Basic training for new military families
Responsibility: Janet I. Farley.

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Making the decision to join the military is a big one that affects not only the person who will be wearing the uniform but also family members, and even close friends. Military Life 101 is a brief  Read more...

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