Friday, May 21, 2010

Military Spouse FREEBIE- MyCaa Books

I am not sure how many of you are familiar with MyCaa (Military One Source), but I'm going to post this anyways because I know there are several people who don't know about this. I had 4 friends email me this week alone to ask about it, so by posting this, I'm sure that at-least one person will learn something new.

First off, let me start off by saying I love MyCaa. And not just because of the $6,000 spouse grant you can get for schooling.

If you like to read, you're going to love this.


Did you know that MyCaa gives away 10 books a year of your choice (from the options they have) to military spouses every year? Yes, 10 free (even shipping!!) books every year!

It's quite awesome.

The books change regularly, Sometimes they may not have a lot that you are really interested in, but the next week they will have TONS. I have already had 6 or 7 sent to me this year. Mostly military related, but not always. They have a Fiction and Nonfiction section. in the Nonfiction they have a lot of self help books. Like things for stress, deployments, PTSD, money management, etc. (I recently got one, "What to expect when you're pregnant".. no, not pregnant.. I'll blog about that later.).

A few ladies and I were chatting about books the other day, and I was asked for some recommendations, I gave a few suggestions and then remembered MyCaa. Thought it would be a good idea to share with all of you. None of these ladies knew about it, so I was happy to help.

You do have to have an account with MyCaa. The website made me make a separate account from the spouse grant portion. If you're just searching the site for the free books, it's a pain to find and you may actually never find them. I honestly cannot remember how I got to them. I've known about it for almost 2 years now. {side note.. Wow, I've been married almost 2 years!! :D <- big cheesey smile}. So, I will also share links to the Fiction and Nonfiction books.

Remember, the book list will change often, so I don't suggest getting all 10 at once and having to wait until the next calendar year to get more... unless you see 10 you absolutely want. I know right now, Chicken Soup for the Military Wives Soul is currently on there. That's a must read in my opinion!

Ok, now for the links:

For fiction books:
https://www.militaryonesource.com/MOS/FindInformation/Category/Topic/Issue.aspx?IssueID=1288&TopicID=482&MaterialTypeGroupIDOpened=-1
(Like I stated earlier, they don't tend to have as many fiction books)

For Nonfiction books:
https://www.militaryonesource.com/MOS/FindInformation/Category/Topic/Issue.aspx?IssueID=1289&TopicID=482&MaterialTypeGroupIDOpened=-1


Ok, there's my post for today. :) Hope someone learned something new, and is as excited as I was when I first found them!

15 comments:

  1. thanks a lot! this is great!

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  2. thanks so much for posting this. This is fantastic!

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  3. You are awesome :) I totally just ordered some books, had no idea about this and I use the OneSource site all the time! I'm also from Hampton Roads, so a shout out to home ;) Have a good weekend! xx

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  4. thanks so much for this info! i didn't know this was available!

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  5. Last I checked the 6K grant is not available to spouses who don't currently have an account. I don't know what's going on with it but the school grant isn't open to new applicants right now. But I didn't know about the free books, that's exciting.

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  6. This is great! Thanks for the info!

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  7. WOW!! Thanks :) I loove to read!!

    I hope you can participate in my contest!
    http://confessionsofasailorswife.blogspot.com/2010/05/my-very-first-giveaway.html

    ♥ Sarah

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  8. Thanks! I have a MyCAA account, but had no clue about the books. I just ordered To Kill A Mockingbird...one of me favorite books of all time.

    ♥ SailorWifey

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  9. This is too cool. Kind of feel like a loser being married for almost 4 years and not even being aware of this lol. Thank you so much! I'm such a bookaholic.

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  10. Glad I was able to inform so many people of this :)

    Carlee Ross, The grant is currently closed to those who aren't already registered and approved for it. But they plan to open it back to all Mil Spouses sometime in the near future (so they posted in a release to MIL Spouse Magazine).

    SailorWifey, To Kill A Mockingbird is a wonderful book... I haven't read it since high school though, but you've got me wanting to read it again.

    Ashley M. Well, if you don't know it's there.. it's incredibly hard to find. I honestly cannot remember how I found the link, but when I did.. I was Super excited!

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  11. I just ordered some books! Thanks for the linky!! ;-)

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  12. OH thanks a lot! I am sure I will need this! I am a soon-to-be Army wife! Also, I have a friend who just got married to an Army man! Soooo I will definitely let her know about it too!

    Thanks!
    Adrienne

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  13. I found you thru another blog I read, and I must tell you that your blog is awesome ;) hope your weekend is good!!

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  14. I leaned something new here today. Thank you. I'll pass this along.

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  15. Woo! Helped lots of people! :D <- that's my big cheesey smile if you didn't catch that! lol

    Thanks for all the kind comments ;)

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