Military Life 101

Basic Training for New Military Families

By (author) Janet I. Farley

Hardback - £32.00

Publication date:

08 July 2016

Length of book:

228 pages


Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN-13: 9781442256019

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 this career path not only affects the service members but their families. This useful, concise guide effectively introduces new service members and their families to the culturally relevant and need-to- know information required to survive and thrive in the ever-evolving military lifestyle.
Life in the military is quite different from civilian life, and although those entering basic training may be prepared, their spouses are often not ready for all that their new circumstances will entail. This guide covers it all: learning new jargon and customs, managing finances, seeking out resources specific to military families, and dealing with moving. There is also a section on deployments and other separations, and one on difficult topics, such as depression and divorce. Farley (a career transition expert working with service members) has created an accessible and important guide, suitable for most public libraries—essential for base libraries and libraries in military-service areas.