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February 10, 2014

2014 TILLMAN MILITARY SCHOLARS APPLICATION NOW OPEN

Posted 09:39AM on February 10 2014 by Molly Blake | User Comments (55) Categories: Molly Blake, Spouse Issues | Tags: Blue star families, Military spouses scholarships, Tillman military scholars

The Pat Tillman Foundation is pleased to announce the opening of the annual application process for the Tillman Military Scholarship for eligible active-duty service members, veterans and military spouses >>

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December 06, 2013

Q&A for Military Spouse Journey: Discover the Possibilities & Live Your Dreams

“Rather than staying stuck, waiting for some future event or timing, waiting for ‘someday,’ waiting for deployment to be over, waiting for your spouse’s retirement, or waiting for someone else to do something, you enjoy a real sense of your authentic unique self actively engaged in life. That’s what brings the joy. Living NOW, not WHEN. It’s the process itself, embracing the journey, engaging in life.” – excerpted from Military Spouse Journey: Discover the Possibilities & Live Your Dreams

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November 20, 2013

Military Spouse Employment Program Hiring Fair and Career Forum

Posted 06:22AM on November 20 2013 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (7) Categories: MilKidz Club, Spouse Issues | Tags: Hiring our heroes, Military spouse employment, Us chamber

Brush up your resume and grab your interview suit, it's time for a hiring fair for Military Spouses! 

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May 28, 2013

Top Five Barriers to milspouse employment & how to overcome them!

Posted 12:28PM on May 28 2013 by Stacy Swearengen | User Comments (2303) Categories: Guest Contributor, Spouse Issues | Tags: Military spouse employment, Military spouses, Portable career planning

Part two of our series on Top Five Barriers to military spouse employment and how to over come them -- with Stacy Swearengen of Portable Career Planning ... then join us for a twitter chat on May 29. 

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May 24, 2013

Top 5 Barriers Military Spouses Face in Finding a Job & How to Overcome Them

Our recent military families lifestyle survey found 68% of spouses reported that being a military spouse had a negative impact on their ability to pursue a career. Stacy Swearengen, the owner of Portable Career Planning has a few ways to overcome this!  (this is part ONE of a two part series) 

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May 10, 2013

Live Google Plus Chat with Mrs. Bonnie Amos

Posted 12:09PM on May 10 2013 by Blue Star Families | User Comments (22) Categories: Spouse Issues | Tags: Allison buckholtz, Google plus, Military spouse appreciation day, Mrs. bonnie amos

Our Google+ Hangout with Mrs. Amos was flat out spectacular.  If you don't know Mrs. Amos, this is your chance ... she's funny, smart and has fresh advice for military spouses. Watch it! 

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April 16, 2013

Military Spouse Appreciation Day

Posted 06:10AM on April 16 2013 by Michelle Vaughn | User Comments (26) Categories: Spouse Issues | Tags: Military spouse appreication day, Silent rank sisterhood

The Silent Rank Sisterhood ... just the name sounds awesome! And this group is doing something awesome for Military Spouse Appreciation Day.  Find out what you can do to honor the spouses behind the uniform.

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April 12, 2013

Veterans Licensure Bill-HB 188

Georgia wants veterans and their spouses to stay in their state and they are taking serious measures to ensure that vets and milspouses find the right jobs! Read on about HB 188

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March 06, 2013

MacGyver Your Career

Posted 10:47AM on March 06 2013 by Stacy Swearengen | User Comments (28) Categories: Spouse Issues | Tags: Military spouse careers, Milspouse, Portable career planning, Stacy swearengen

I'm loving the 80's reference here ... MacGyver could do anything with duct tape and a safety pin.  And when it comes to careers, milspouses can do anything too.  Read on for more>>>

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January 14, 2013

2013 Hiring Our Heroes Job Fairs!

Posted 14:16PM on January 14 2013 by Stephanie Himel-Nelson | User Comments (21) Categories: Molly Blake, Spouse Issues | Tags: Hiring fairs, Hiring our heroes, Resume toolkit

Job Fair Alert! Get your calendar out or your iphone app or wherever you put down important dates.  Blue Star Families will be attending tons of Hiring our Heroes Fairs in the coming months. Check 'em out! 

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