“What if we were stationed in an anti-choice state?”
Beth Zimmerman spent years working in architecture and as what she calls a “solopreneur.” However, with a drive to help veterans and service members and a passion for pets, Zimmerman started her nonprofit organization to help bring our nation’s heroes and shelter pets together for companionship.
Presented by USAA, MilSpouseFest hosted all-star panels for each event day to tackle questions on employment and entrepreneurship for the military spouse community. MilSpouseFest delivered these events using Whova, a mobile-friendly app, which encourages attendee engagement and allows for spouses to connect with each other and the resource exhibitors.
Amy Schweizer, a career-driven individual in the sports industry and a Marine spouse, had to redefine herself after a PCS and raising children. Little did she know that a volunteer opportunity with youth soccer in Okinawa, Japan, would turn into Tiny Troops Soccer, a sports organization for military children to learn the fundamentals of soccer.
Even with all the resources available, the spouse unemployment rate is four to six times the national average, and many barriers keep military spouses from finding their place in the job world.
MilSpouseFest, the modern network for military spouses, presented by USAA, was thrilled to have our first in-person events for 2022 in the National Capital Region, which included our first ever hybrid event, connecting spouses from around the globe! MilSpouseFest events are for military spouses from all branches of service including national guard and reserves. This was the first visit to the region since 2017.
When looking at diaper bags, there are many options available with different styles, functionality, and reliability. However, many bags appeal to only one audience: new moms. One company is on a mission to shake up the baby product industry.
The 2021 Blue Star Families Military Family Lifestyle Survey results were released to the public in March, and it tells us what we already know about the many challenges facing military families and child care.