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Books for Children
Using the alphabet format, this picture book describes the many situations and experiences that military families, especially their children encounter. For example history, rank, and quarters are explained
Nine-year-old Lizzie writes to her mother, who is deployed overseas during wartime, and includes maps that show her mother what Lizzie has been thinking and doing. Includes nonfiction tips for helping children of military families.
As Esme introduces her stuffed animal collection that is alphabetically arranged from Alvin the aardvark to Zelda the zebra she also relates her family's military life and her father's deployment. Includes recipe for pancakes.
Entrance Exams
The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to the ASVAB is a full-out guide to the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, offering everything test-takers need to know, from the way the test is administered and how each branch of the military uses the scores to taking the pretest and using the results to prepare for the real thing. The book breaks down the battery into its component parts to offer individualized preparation for each, including practice ques­tions, answers, and explanations.
The ASVAB is the qualifying battery of tests required for recruits entering all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. This manual's many helpful features include: A diagnostic ASVAB to identify areas that need study and improvement. Also, four full-length practice exams with all questions answered and explained.
Preparing for the ASVAB -- About the ASVAB -- The LearningExpress Test Preparation System -- Multiple-Choice Test Strategies -- Math for the Arithmetic Reasoning and Mathematics Knowledge Subtests -- Basic Arithmetic Functions -- Fractions, Decimals, Percents, and Averages -- Geometry and Algebra -- Word Problems -- Reading Comprehension for the Paragraph Comprehension Subtest -- Reading Comprehension Basics -- Structure -- Language and Style -- Drawing Conclusions -- Vocabulary for the Word Knowledge Subtest -- Word Parts -- Words in Context -- Synonyms and Antonyms
Military Families
collection of children's essays [in] tribute to the millions of men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces and their family members.
Operation Military Family follows several families prior to deployment, during deployment, and upon the return home. These couples tell how they overcame many of the challenges and difficulties faced by today's military families and refute the common belief that deployment causes divorce. Their stories and the resource guides contained within the book provide the reader with a road map to begin their own journey toward a strong, successful military marriage.
The saying "it takes a village to raise a child" is especially true for families with special needs children. It takes an "army" of therapists, doctors, nurses, counselors, and educators. Special needs families in the military often find the task even more daunting, compounded by the unique circumstances of military life today. Even though the challenges are often greater, there are many helpful resources for families in the military who are raising a special needs child.
Veterans Benefits
The Military Advantage, 2009 Edition is the most current and complete guide to military and veteran s benefits. Written by Chris Michel, founder of Military Advantage, the nation's largest military and veteran membership organization and backed by the resources of Military.com, The Military Advantage,2009 Edition is the most reliable benefits guide available for the over 30 million Americans who have answered the call to serve in the nation s military.
The U.S. Armed Forces exists in a reality all its own. Members are fed, paid, clothed, housed, and protected in a way few other American citizens can claim. Soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines can shop at low-price grocery stores, protect their families with low-cost insurance, and earn a lifetime pension before they turn 40 years old. In fact, military life offers so many benefits and perks, it’s hard for the average serviceman or woman to keep track of them.
Leaving the service -- Developing your own individual transition plan (ITP) -- Transitioning to a new career -- The entrepreneurial spirit -- Finding a home -- Going back to school -- Health and insurance -- Transition benefits -- Finances.
Wounded Warrior
Service members returning from deployment are often suffering from PTSD. Its symptoms include distressing flashbacks, memories and nightmares, aggression, memory problems, physical symptoms, loss of positive emotions, and withdrawal from society. When the War Never Ends tells the stories of those who have lived it themselves - affected veterans and active-duty personnel, as well as their spouses, from the U.S., Canada, Australia, and Germany, who were participants in various wars and peace missions. The stories will help family members better understand their loved ones by vividly demonstrating what a trauma survivor is feeling and going through
The typical wounded soldier must complete and file twenty-two forms after an active-duty injury. To soldiers and their families coping with the shock and reality of the injuries, figuring out what to do next--even completing tasks that seem easy like submitting paperwork--can be overwhelming and confusing.
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