New Legislation Aims to Ease Military Stress on Spouse Careers

This is an opinion piece that does not necessarily reflect the views of MilSpouseFest. Six deployments. Five transfers. Ten job changes. Inadequate childcare. Family thousands of miles away. Sound familiar? This situation is the reality for many military spouses. When I found myself alone in our tiny California apartment with a three-year-old while my husband […]

Does the Gig Economy Really Work for Military Spouses?

This is an opinion piece that does not necessarily reflect the views of MilSpouseFest. Weeks ago–well, maybe it was months now–I wrote an open letter to the spouse employment community. I asked them to remember military families and spouses impacted by disability in their conversations and advocacy for better employment prospects. All over my social […]

In Gear Career becomes Military Spouse Professional Network

Career-minded military spouses, take note! In Gear Career has changed names, to the Hiring Our Heroes Military Spouse Professional Network. This name change provides clarity about the organization’s structure and mission, but doesn’t change the value of this great resource. We all know that the vast majority of jobs are found via networking, but it can be hard […]

DoD career programs offer great perks to students, recent grads

The Defense Department is filled with hard-working folks from all ages and backgrounds, but it isn’t always easy to recruit the best and brightest, especially if they don’t know all of the options available to them. With that in mind, the DoD created the Pathways Programs in 2010 to provide internship and employment opportunities in […]

Veterans can apply for this White House program

Summer in Washington, D.C. is oftentimes hot and muggy. But, for a few policy and political wonks, Summer 2018 will be a whole lot cooler as they spend time as one of the few White House interns.  The White House Internship Program is now open and taking applications for their Summer 2018 term. Submissions close […]