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Semper Fi Fund Helped A Marine Launch A Custom Leather making Business Wounds, injuries, and disabilities are often invisible. Some of our service members are injured at home, in a training environment. Retired Marine Corps Master Sergeant Schneider knows this all too well. When Schneider enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1994, he was […]
This is an opinion piece that does not necessarily reflect the views of MilSpouseFest. I’ve been hearing the same thing the entire time that I’ve been a military spouse: “Working for a DoD school is amazing! Good pay, relocation assistance, overseas opportunities. Everyone should do this.” It seems like the Holy Grail of jobs for military […]
Military families learn to speak a peculiar dialect called Militarese, which is heavy on acronyms, and even heavier on irony (a permanent change of station?). Military life might also expand your language skills—you could pick up a little Spanish, Korean, Italian, Japanese or German if you’re fortunate enough to be stationed overseas. But music is […]
Arnold Freeman writes about career development, tax benefits, and personal finance. According to The Washington Post, the unemployment rate for recent veterans stood at around 10% in late 2013, significantly higher than that of the general public. If you’re a veteran, that number could very well make you look at your job search in a whole […]
Fans of 80s movies will undoubtedly have a soft spot for Tom Cruise’s Cocktail, the breezy romp about the aspirations of young Brian Flanagan. Recently separated from the Army, Flanagan yearns to make his mark in the business world after attending college, but takes up bartending to cover his nut. He teams up with Doug […]
Forget shifting the story, veteran and military spouse Justine Evirs wants to switch it up completely. After years of experience in higher education where she worked in admissions, building programs, and academics, she left the higher education world and started The Paradigm Switch, with the intent of making a national impact on veteran and spouse […]
Consistently finding employment is just one of many lifestyle challenges military spouses face. With frequent moves, the seemingly endless search to not only land a career, but to maintain and grow it, can be frustrating. In the job search, the advice “it’s all about who you know” is often tossed around as the secret […]