Whether you're a military spouse looking for employment opportunities, or an employer exploring ways to find good talent, Blue Star Families is there. Together with our partners, we're building diverse pipelines and boosting the visibility of the military community workforce. It's the perfect blend of research and action that will help you "Rock Your Job!"

Past Events

Closing the Loop:
An Employer's Guide to Hiring and Retaining Military Spouses

October 11, 2023

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This event was intended for organizations and companies interested in learning more about hiring and retaining Military Spouses in their workforce. The discussion provided a place for hiring professionals to come together to learn about the unique lifestyle that makes a MilSpouse a desirable candidate for their job openings.

Closing the Loop Panelists


Kathy Roth-Douquet

CEO, Blue Star Families

Jessica Strong

Senior Director of Applied Research, Blue Star Families
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Britton Bloch

VP, Talent Acquisition Strategy & Recruiting, Navy Federal Credit Union
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Miranda Jones

Manager, Military & College Recruiting, PenFed Credit Union

Chuck Bunch

Relationship Director, Military Affairs, USAA

Elizabeth Garcia

Director, Military Spouse Fellowship Program, Hiring our Heroes

Open the Door: Skill Up & Go Digital

September 28, 2023

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We know that securing employment is a key concern for you, particularly after a move or change in direction. During this webinar, we explore a new solution to this concern with AARP's Veterans and Military Spouses Job Center, where you can find courses, tools, and resources, to give you an edge in your job search.

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Go to aarp.org/VetsJobCenter to learn more.

Open the Door Panelists


Kathy Roth-Douquet

CEO, Blue Star Families

Jo Ann Jenkins


Juanita Jimenez-Soto

Associate State Director of Communications, AARP Texas

Dr. Andreé Sutton, DBH, LPC, NCC

Director of Operations, Veteran & Military Spouse Talent Engagement Program (VMSTEP) U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Laura Torres

Associate Director, Workforce Engagement & Diverse Talent Sourcing

Let's Tackle Military Spouse Employment Together!