Category Archives: spouses

Spouses: Help researchers delve into long-term effects of military life

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Military spouses: watch your mail. You may be among those invited to participate in the next round of a unique long-term study of the effects of military life on career, stress, well-being, health and adjustment. The invitations to participate in the DoD Millennium Cohort Family Study are coming this month by mail, from Department of […]

Military spouses: More than 500 employers are now looking to hire you

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The number of companies and organizations committed to hiring military spouses surpassed 500 Wednesday, with the addition of 86 new partners in the Military Spouse Employment Partnership. Kohl’s and Chico’s; Allstate and Travelers; the U.S. departments of State, Education, Interior, Housing and Urban Development; and Boy Scouts of America are just a few of the […]

Spouses report more stress, less satisfaction with military lifestyle. And that was before COVID

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Fewer active duty spouses report satisfaction with the military lifestyle, fewer support their service member staying in, and there are signs of increased stress and distress, according to the results of a survey conducted by the Defense Department in 2019. The survey was fielded long before COVID hit, from July to November, 2019. But in […]

Spouses still waiting months for professional credentials after military moves, DoD survey shows

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About one out of five military spouses who are in professions requiring licensing and certification said they waited 10 months or more to get their credential after a permanent change of station move, according to a 2019 survey of active duty spouses conducted by the Department of Defense. And since this survey was fielded in […]

Should spouses get to contribute to troops’ retirement savings accounts? Debate set to begin.

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Lawmakers want defense officials to look into whether allowing military spouses to contribute to their service members’ Thrift Savings Plan could help improve more troops’ family finances. But outside advocates warn the proposal could instead cause major headaches for those couples, especially in cases of divorce. At issue is a proposal included in the House […]

Should spouses get to contribute to troops’ retirement savings accounts? Debate set to begin.

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Lawmakers want defense officials to look into whether allowing military spouses to contribute to their service members’ Thrift Savings Plan could help improve more troops’ family finances. But outside advocates warn the proposal could instead cause major headaches for those couples, especially in cases of divorce. At issue is a proposal included in the House […]