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Author: Meredith Leyva


The Unofficial Scoop on Military LifeWhether 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.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Touchstone; Rev Upd edition (July 14, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439150265
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439150269

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