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Product Details

  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Savas Beatie (November 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1611210682
  • ISBN-13: 978-1611210682
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,471,890 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

A practical writer with the ability to break big concepts into relatable pieces, Mary Corbett's work has been featured on The Today Show, Fox News Channel, local television affiliates, and nationally-syndicated radio programs.
Mary's first book, The List: 7 Ways to Tell if He's Going to Marry You in 30 Days or Less was published in 2005. She still receives emails (and wedding/baby pictures) from women who read The List and met Mr. Right.

Her second book, National Guard 101: A Handbook for Spouses was released in November 2011. Right in time to celebrate the National Guard's 375th birthday (December 13th). Mary lives in Alpharetta, Georgia with her husband, Jon, and their two children.

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Well written book.
milspouse
This book is not only filled with information and resources helpful to those spouses new to this life, but also life experiences that Mary shares with us.
Angela Caban
A must read for any military spouse or soon to be spouse!
AMcC

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By MSG Wife on January 8, 2012
Format: Paperback
I have been "married to the military" for 17 years. My husband is a traditional "M Day" Guardsman and in addition to his regular drill weekends and AT, he spent 10 months in Iraq. This book covers all the basic information a Guard spouse needs to know. The author breaks down military complexities and presents material in a straightforward and fun way. I wish I would have had this before and during my husband's deployment. The deployment chapter presents the perfect plan for Guard families. The author understands that although there are resources available, Guard families often go it alone.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By AMcC on January 22, 2012
Format: Paperback
My wife is an officer in the Army Reserves based in Illinois and has served in the Reserves ever since graduating college, 7 years go. As difficult as any deployment is... ours was relatively unique as we got engaged 2 months before she deployed and were married 3 months after she returned. She served a 12 month tour in Iraq in 2009-2010 at the US Embassy and our experience was a full of every emotion you can imagine.

This book is particularly useful to those new to military life. Even though my wife is in the Army Reserves, the book explains the different events that military families attend and outlines a very unique plan for getting support during deployments. Being a not yet official "spouse" this was highly educational and helpful in assisting me navigate all of the resources at my disposal while my fiance was deployed.

A must read for any military spouse or soon to be spouse!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lynette Raudner on June 6, 2013
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I am about half way through and I am really glad I got this book. Being a new military girlfriend I needed to study up on how things work. This book is well written and is full of helpful and useful information. I definitely suggest it to those that are new to the military/national guard life and want to understand a little more how it all works.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ---- Tara Crooks on February 15, 2012
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I'm not a National Guard wife but I most certainly represent thousands of Army wives on Army Wife Network. My business partner and AWN cofounder, Starlett Henderson, is a National Guard wife. I learned very quickly in building a business with her that there was much for me to learn about the National Guard life. You wouldn't think that there was a difference between Active Duty and Guard but coming from this AD wife - there is - and frankly, the Guard has it a lot harder in my opinion. Not only did I learn more about the National Guard and the resources that support them from Mary's book, I also gained a new found respect and perspective. This book is a MUST HAVE for EVERY National Guard/Reserve family. Mary did a fabulous job of addressing everything from the history, rank, to the social and family programs. HOOAH!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By B. Fischer on January 1, 2013
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A must for all National Guard and Reservists and their families. Easy to read and full of helpful information for families.
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