Your Soldier, Your Army: A Parents' Guide

Tuesday January 31, 2006

The author of the newest book for Army parents, Your Soldier, Your Army: A Parents' Guide, is not only the wife of the vice chief of staff of the Army, but she also has two Soldiers deployed to Iraq.

Vicki Cody has seen the Army for the past 30 years, so she said it seemed quite natural when she wrote her book to help families of Soldiers deal with deployments and Army life from her personal experiences.

The book not only informs parents about the Army, but it also includes acronyms and useful Web sites. Supplemental articles and exclamation points feature tips and facts about the Army.

The main thing that Cody hopes people get out of the book is a sense of reassurance and comfort. She hopes that parents feel like they're not alone.

See link: Your Soldier, Your Army, A Parent's Guide by Vicki Cody

For more information or to obtain a free copy of the book, call (800) 336-4570, Ext. 630.

Sources:
Book aims to help parents of deployed Soldiers - ARNEWS

Army Families Online

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The most rewarding part of writing the book has been the feedback from actual mothers and fathers. I love it when I hear from parents and family members. I know it's making a difference and it's working its way throughout the Army.

Vicki Cody
Author of new publication,"Your Soldier, Your Army: A Parents' Guide"
Wife of Gen. Richard Cody, the Vice Chief of Staff, United States Army

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