A Family's Guide to the Military For Dummies
Part I: Reporting for Duty.
Chapter 1: Living Life As a Military Family.
Chapter 2: Figuring Out Customs and Courtesies.
Chapter 3: Getting Around Military Bases.
Chapter 4: Connecting with the Military Community.
Part II: Understanding Your Financial Issues and Benefits.
Chapter 5: Deciphering Military Compensation.
Chapter 6: Taking Care of Yourself: Health and Dental Insurance.
Chapter 7: Maximizing Military Benefits.
Chapter 8: Starting Out on the Right Financial Foot.
Chapter 9: Building onto Your Financial Foundation.
Chapter 10: Housing Options for the Military Family.
Chapter 11: Finding Employment and Educational Opportunities.
Part III: Supporting the Military Family.
Chapter 12: Raising a Family in the Military.
Chapter 13: Maintaining Strong Military Couples.
Chapter 14: Tapping into Community Support.
Chapter 15: Dealing with the Disability or Death of a Family Member.
Part IV: Mastering Deployments.
Chapter 16: Prepping for Deployments.
Chapter 17: Accessing Traditional Family Support.
Chapter 18: Helping Children Cope with the Absence of a Parent.
Chapter 19: Keeping Connected with Your Loved One.
Part V: Transitioning Out of the Military.
Chapter 20: Separating from Service.
Chapter 21: Retiring from Service.
Chapter 22: Exploring Subsequent Careers.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 23: Ten Best Benefi ts for Military Spouses.
Chapter 24: Ten Biggest Financial Military Benefits.
Chapter 25: Ten Worst Scams Against Servicemembers.
Appendix: Military Acronyms.