• New Law Increases Spouses’ Licensure Reimbursements

    New Law Increases Spouses’ Licensure Reimbursements0

    Spouses of service members will now get reimbursed up to $1,000 for updating their professional licenses when they move to a new state with the service member. The change was authorized in the new defense policy bill. A pilot program previously allowed spouses to get reimbursed for up to $500. “These are huge wins for

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  • Brookings Panel Urges More Support for Military Spouses

    Brookings Panel Urges More Support for Military Spouses0

    Continued unemployment and underemployment among military spouses are hurting families and pose retention problems, experts said this week at a Brookings Institution event. “We have to find ways to put military spouses to work so that our families, not only are we retaining them, but when the service member transitions, we are now going from

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  • Second Lady Karen Pence Highlights Spouses’ Employment Challenges at ADC Summit

    Second Lady Karen Pence Highlights Spouses’ Employment Challenges at ADC Summit0

    Second Lady of the United States Karen Pence addressed the 2019 Defense Communities National Summit Tuesday afternoon with a speech that praised the contributions of military spouses and highlighted their employment challenges as they frequently move for service assignments. Below are a few highlighted quotes from Mrs. Pence’s speech: “First, I want to thank ADC

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  • In Our Communities

    In Our Communities0

    A bill is advancing in New Mexico that would waive professional licensure fees for service members, spouses and dependent children, according to the Kirtland Partnership Committee, which has helped guide the legislation. It passed a House committee unanimously Tuesday and is moving through other committees …. Canada became the sixth country to send a delegation

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  • Survey: Military Families Want to Feel More Connected to Communities

    Survey: Military Families Want to Feel More Connected to Communities0

    Almost half of military families do not feel connected to their local civilian communities, according to a new survey by Blue Star Families. “Military family respondents identified increasing the availability of military spouse jobs as their top recommendation for improving a sense of belonging to their local civilian community,” Blue Star Families writes in an

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  • In Our Communities

    In Our Communities0

    Mixed-use redevelopment plans are moving forward near the former Fort McPherson in Georgia, according to Curbed Atlanta. “Affordable housing is our No. 1 priority,” Fort Mac LRA executive director Brian Hooker said…. An Air Force Academy cadet and airmen from Little Rock and Fresno are among the finalists in the Air Force’s Shark Tank-style pitch

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