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Life as a Male Military Spouse

As a male military spouse, you are part of a community that values you.

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Employment Resources for Family Members of Deceased Service Members

Joining the workforce after the death or disability of a loved one can ease financial strain and provide a way to find your new normal. When seeking employment with the federal government, military family members may be eligible for special preference programs. While these programs don’t guarantee a job, they provide a qualified candidate entry into the applicant pool.

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Employment Resources and Services

As you prep for civilian employment, you’ll find many organizations committed to hiring veterans. Learn about the top services and programs focused on connecting veterans with opportunities.

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10 Great Resources for Military Spouse Jobs

There are two things military spouses should know: 1) change happens and 2) your military community has support to help you make the most of it. That’s especially true when it comes to job-finding and advancing your career. Here are 10 top tips for tapping into services that can help you find a great job.

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Freelancing in the Gig Economy: An Overview for the Military Community

For military spouses and service members, the growing gig economy provides an opportunity to earn extra income. Gig work also offers flexibility and independence that you may not find in some traditional or part-time jobs. And whether you walk dogs or drive for a ride-booking service, your alternate business may move with you when you PCS.

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Moving After the Death of Your Loved One

Moving after the death of a loved one can be an important step toward creating your new normal. However, it can be emotionally exhausting.

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Deciding Where to Live When You Leave the Military

The day will come when you’re preparing to get out of the military. You might have spent many an hour already thinking about where you want to live when you get out. Now it’s time to get practical.

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What Service Members Need to Know About Employment

You’re closing the chapter on your military life and opening a new one. This means transitioning from being a soldier to a civilian employee in a company, nonprofit organization or maybe the government.

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Postsecondary Education Complaint System

If you or your family member receives tuition assistance or is a Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts Scholarship recipient, you are encouraged to submit feedback here.

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Benefits for Members of the National Guard and Reserves

Through programs like Military OneSource, the Department of Defense offers resources, services and tools to help individuals and families navigate civilian and military life. These benefits are designed to be accessible to those who don’t live near an installation. Learn what’s available so you don’t miss out.

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Military Housing: Living on an Installation for the First Time

Moving is an exciting time, and moving on to a military installation for the first time can be a great opportunity to become part of a service-oriented community. You’ll likely have many things in common with your new neighbors, and save some money by living in more affordable housing provided to you by the military.

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Connecting to the Community

Joining a community of military spouses gives you a place where you can ask questions, offer support and make life-long friends. Here are a few ideas on how to build your network of friends and fellow military spouses.

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7 Ways to Lean on Your Military Community to Settle Into Your New Home Faster

After months of planning your PCS, you’ve now landed at your new destination. Now it’s time for the fun part – building a nest and making it home. Here are a few ways to tap into the military community so you can settle and get into the swing of things more quickly.

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Military Family Readiness System

The Military Family Readiness System supports every service member and family member, regardless of activation status or location, in person, by phone and online.

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Education Opportunities for Your Service Member

The military offers benefits that can help your service member pay for higher education while in the service and after transitioning to civilian life.

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Military Spouse Benefits

The military lifestyle can be an exciting adventure for spouses as long as you’re prepared. Being prepared includes knowing your military spouse benefits — and where to find them — as you navigate your way through the military community.

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Transferring Your Professional License: What’s Involved?

Moving across the country — or around the world — can be a great adventure. Here’s some help for making sure your licenses and certifications pack up and travel with you for your next move.

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Programs That Hire Veterans

Many organizations in the civilian world value your experience, skills, work ethic and training as a service member. Here are ways to connect with employers committed to hiring veterans.