MCCS Camp Lejeune, NC – Military spouses now have a new resource for learning how to overcome the challenges of military service. Bonnie Amos, spouse of the Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. James Amos, has established “The First Lady of the Marine Corps Recommended Reading List.”
To kick off this program, a ribbon cutting has been scheduled to take place at the Camp Lejeune Main Exchange on Thursday, 18 October, at 11:00 a.m. Expected attendees include the spouses of several General Officers attached to Camp Lejeune.
The “First Lady of the Marine Corps” Recommended Reading List is the first of its kind in any Service collection. The Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Exchange book department, as well as the Harriotte B. Smith Library, will group the books in a special section. Additionally, Marine Corps Family Team Building will be organizing a book club designed to explore each book in depth.
Many of the books on the reading list are written by military spouses who share their experiences and offer tips on how to find military resources and avoid learning things the hard way. The reading list contains books for new spouses, for those facing their first move or deployment, about understanding the effects of post-traumatic stress and living a healthy lifestyle, as well as ideas on how to follow your own dreams while you follow the military. The collection also has books for military children.
According to Karen Macdonald, MCX buyer for Stationery, Books & Magazines, “This new collection is similar to the Commandant’s Professional Reading List which features books that are recommended reading for Marines in order to help them progress through their careers. In the same way, Mrs. Amos hopes that The First Lady of the Marine Corps Recommended Reading List will help military spouses be successful regardless of the challenges they may face living a military lifestyle.”
Event: Kick-off for the First Lady of the Marine Corps Reading List
Place: Main Exchange, Camp Lejeune
Date: Thursday, October 18
Time: 11:00 a.m.
POC: Everett Vaughn, (910) 451-5519