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More partners sign on to hire military spouses

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More partners sign on to hire military spouses

The Defense Department signed up an additional 70 government organizations, nonprofits and private sector companies to participate in its Military Spouse Employment Partnership program Oct. 25. With the new additions, there are now more than 600 such organizations committed to recruiting, hiring, promoting and retaining military spouses.  Gilbert R. Cisneros Jr.,

Austin Pledges to 'Ease the load' for service members?

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Austin Pledges to 'Ease the load' for service members?

The Defense Department Sept. 22 laid out an array of efforts - some already underway and some on the horizon - that address the needs of married service members and their families, as well as single service members. In a memo titled "Taking Care of Our Service Members and Families," Secretary of

Spouse employment opportunities expand

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Spouse employment opportunities expand

The Defense Department's Military Spouse Employment Partnership program expects to add more than 70 new companies to its roster during the upcoming "MSEP Engage" event next month. Currently, more than 540 government organizations, nonprofits and private sector companies have made a commitment to the Defense Department to recruit, hire, promote and

Wearable sensors may be future option for assessing toxin exposures

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Wearable sensors may be future option for assessing toxin exposures

The Defense Department, military services and Veterans Affairs are doing a lot now to assess the effects of airborne hazards, including open burn pits, on the health of current and veteran service members who may have been exposed while deployed overseas in places like Iraq and Afghanistan. Capitol Hill lawmakers on

DOD looks at ways to improve child care access

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DOD looks at ways to improve child care access

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the challenges faced by service members and their families in getting child care demonstrated just how important child care is to the military mission. And now the department is working hard to find new ways to ensure that those who need child care can get it, the

Vaccination deadlines approaching

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Vaccination deadlines approaching

The U.S. military services have all set deadlines for when service members must be vaccinated against COVID-19. The first of those deadlines, for active duty Air Force personnel, arrived Nov. 2. Right now, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said about 97% of the total force has been vaccinated with at least

Strong military families

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Strong military families

Strong relationships make for strong families, and with a strong family back at home, service members can focus on providing the nation with a strong defense. To better help service members build a strong relationship or strengthen an existing one, the Military Community and Family Policy office will host the inaugural

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