Intro To Army Life by Allison Mewes Book Review

intro to army life

I was happy to receive the book Intro to Army Life by Allison Mewes for review.

Intro to Army Life: A Handbook for Spouses and Significant Others Entering the Army Lifestyle was created to encourage, educate and inspire those entering the army culture. No one hands you a guidebook when you enter Army life; you either have to learn the hard way or stumble upon resources on your own…until now. Intro to Army Life gives you the tools and resources necessary to make your transition into the Army lifestyle easier, less stressful and more fun. You don’t have to learn the hard way—all the information you need is here, ready to help you make the transition. Along with engaging personal narrative and stories, Intro to Army Life includes:

• Army hierarchy and social structure
• 15 tips for dealing with a deployment
• Perks of a military ID
• Top 25 Army acronyms
• Military discounts and how to find them
• Top 10 resources for military children
• Fun facts, such as where the term “military brat” originated
• …and much more!

Intro to Army Life is an excellent resource for the individual reader or for companies promoting educational resources for the U.S. Army.

Allison Mewes became an army spouse one week before her husband left for a three-week Annual Training and then deployed for a year to the Middle East. While he was away, she wrote this book. Her experiences as a newlywed entering the army lifestyle, along with the humorous things that happened along the way, inspired her to help other military spouses and significant others make the transition into army life.

My Thoughts: I really wish I had gotten this book when Ben first joined the Army. In fact, if I ever hear about a friend about to become an Army spouse I am going to send a copy to her. This book is perfect because it tells you what you need to know without making it too complicated. She breaks down everything into basic chapters. This is great when you read it the first time and great to use as a reference for later on. She has included a ton of resources that would be very important for an Army spouse to have. I really liked seeing the 10 resources for children especially. That information is so important. I also really liked the pictures of the uniform describing what everything means. This is going to be a great book to have for reference. I may have been an Army wife for 6.5 years now but there are still situations and parts of Army life I still don’t know about. So if you are new the Army or even if you are a seasoned spouse, this would be a great book to have on your bookshelf.


And here is a link to the blog tour!

Here is the author’s website and you can find the book on Amazon!



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6 thoughts on “Intro To Army Life by Allison Mewes Book Review”

  1. Does anybody know someone who's in the Army and has MOS 35F which is Intel Analyst? I want to know more about the job I can only find so much on the iternet. All I want to know is how is your everyday life and if you like your job, and how hard is your AIT?

  2. Dear Julie,

    I am interested in ordering Allison Mewes’ book, possibly 200 copies for the Chaplain’s office. I left 3 email requests on her website but no answer for the last 3 weeks. Do you have contact information for her? I would appreciate your help. Thanks.

    Carl Ashizawa, Manager
    Logos Bookstore of Hawaii

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