The Complete Idiot's Guide to Life as a Military Spouse prepares you for anything that comes your way. You'll find information on coping during your spouse's deployment, retirement & financial planning, moving overseas, childcare services, and inside information on little-known programs and benefits for military families.
For better, for worse, for Uncle Sam
Todays military has changed dramaticallyand 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 deploymentand the returnof a spouse
Easy ways to calculate benefits, allowances, and special pays
Lissa McGrath has seen her husband deployed six times to the Middle East. Shes lived overseas, made three PCS, delivered her daughter at a military hospital, and used most of the resources available to military families. A contributing writer for Family magazine, which distributes to 50,000 U.S. military families worldwide, she also writes for Salute magazine, with a 250,000 monthly distribution. She has written about countless military-spouse topics.