Military Spouses


New Website Links Veterans, Military Spouses With Jobs

A new website created by the federal government aims to make it easier for veterans - and their spouses - to find jobs in the civilian world.

The Associated Press touted the virtues of

The website... is the first online resource that combines information provided by a variety of agencies and employers. It will help veterans and military spouses build resumes, translate military skills into private-sector aptitudes and provide ...

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Fast Food Outlets On Military Bases Not Subject To New Minimum Wage Rules

No need to bid adieu to that Big Mac. The U.S. Department of Labor is temporarily exempting fast food restaurants on Navy and Marine Corps installations from new minimum wage rules that led to the closure of McDonald's restaurants on several bases.

The Military Times reports that in March, the new minimum wage law prompted the closure of McDonald’s restaurants on three Navy bases. Marine Corps officials ...

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Camp Pendleton To Host Job Fair For Military Spouses

Camp Pendleton is hosting on Tuesday the Military Spouse Employment Program Hiring Fair and Career Forum. The husbands and wives of active duty, National Guard, reservists, and veterans are all welcome, along with Gold Star Spouses.

The Networking Reception is scheduled for Monday night, between 7-9 p.m.

The Hiring Fair will take place from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the Pacific Views Event Center ...

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Good News For Marine Corps Spouses: Rolled Sleeves Are Back

Marine Corps spouses had a hand in convincing Commandant James Amos to reverse a previous ruling and allow Marines to once again roll up their sleeves. Why all the fuss? As Bonnie Amos, first lady of the Marine Corps put it, "We miss our husbands' guns!"

Mrs. Amos explained on her Facebook page that Marine spouses had called for the change, and her husband responded.

Gen. Amos wrote on the ...

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Military Families Would Pay More For Health Care Under Pentagon Proposal

The Department of Defense's new budget proposal would include an increase in Tricare fees for the family members of active-duty troops.

Defense Department Comptroller Robert F. Hale explained at the Defense Programs Conference in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday:

“[This] will save us several hundred million dollars in administrative costs.

"We will modestly increase co-pays and deductibles … in a way that tries to guide our retirees and active duty ...

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Military Families Warned Of Scam Website

The Army’s Criminal Investigation Command has a warning for military families about a website that aims to steal their personal information.

The website attempts to deceive solders and their families who are looking for information about Army benefits.

The authentic, official Army website is operated by the Army's Retirement Service office. The address for that site is

The fraudulent website is also called "My ...

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No Plans In The Works To Close Base Commissaries, Says Top Military Official

The rumor mill has been circulating the same piece of information for months - that the Department of Defense plans to close all stateside base commissaries. However, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey is denying the Pentagon has such plans in the works.

Many media outlets reported recently that the Department of Defense asked the Defense Commissary Agency to develop a contingency plan that would close all of its ...

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Navy Pilot From San Diego Area Still Missing After Helicopter Crash (Video)

The Navy has identified the crew member still missing after his helicopter crashed Wednesday morning off the coast of Virginia as Lt. Sean Christopher Snyder, 39, of Santee.

A statement from the family released by the Navy reads as follows:

On behalf of the Snyder family:

They wish to express their deepest and sincere gratitude to the many men and women of the United States Navy, the United States Coast ...

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San Diego Nurse Gets Surprise Proposal From Navy Corpsman Boyfriend (Video)

Navy Corpsman Robert Everhart told his girlfriend Michelle Gungon he wouldn't be able to make it home to San Diego for the holidays. But Everhart had more than one surprise up his sleeve when he visited Gungon at Sharp Memorial Hospital, where she works as a nurse.

Everhart is stationed in Texas. He and Gungon have been a couple for more than two years, ever since they were set ...

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Military Same-Sex Spouses In Every State Now Eligible For DoD ID Cards

The same-sex spouses of U.S. service members are now eligible in every state to obtain their Department of Defense identification cards, according to an announcement made today by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel:

“All military spouses and families sacrifice on behalf of our country. They deserve our respect and the benefits they are entitled to under the law.

“I will continue to work to ensure our men and women in ...

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(Video) Great White Shark Caught By Marine Veteran Near Camp Pendleton

Marine Corps veteran and passionate fisherman Jeff Fangman is making headlines across the country this week for catching a great white shark off the coast of Camp Pendleton in October.

Fangman and his family had just moved out to California for his wife's job (she's an active-duty Marine), when they decided to spend the day at the beach.

Fangman wrote on the website that he was ...

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Navy To Give Deployed Sailors And Marines Free $10 Phone Cards

The Navy is distributing an estimated 35,000 free $10 phone cards to sailors and Marines deployed this holiday season.

The Navy Exchange Service Command expects sailors and Marines aboard 40 ships and submarines will received the cards.

Thomas Harris of the NEXCOM Afloat Personal Telecommunications Service Program told Navy Exchange Service Command Public Affairs:

“This is just one small way that we can thank our service members for their ...

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Is The Pentagon Planning To Close Stateside Commissaries? (Video)

As military families head out to buy their Thanksgiving fixings at commissaries across the country, the Department of Defense is considering a plan to forever close the doors of all stateside base grocery stores.

Stars and Stripes recently reported that DoD officials have asked the Defense Commissary Agency for a plan to close all base commissaries in the United States as a cost-cutting measure.

Pentagon spokeswoman Joy Crabaugh told Military ...

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Military Commissaries Will Scan ID Cards At Checkout

Shoppers at military commissaries will soon have to hand over their Department of Defense ID cards to be scanned during checkout.

Defense Commissary Agency officials say the scans will allow them to obtain more information about their customers.

Joseph H. Jeu, DeCA director and CEO said in a news release:

"In addition to verifying customers as authorized commissary patrons, we'll gain information that will give us a better understanding ...

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Retailers Offering Discounts To Military Families For Veterans Day

A host of retailers are offering discounts for active-duty military, veterans, reservists, and military spouses in honor of Veterans Day.

I've managed to scrape together a list, based on emails I've received and from perusing the Internet. This is by no means a complete list, but it's a start.

Most of these offers are good Nov. 9 until Nov. 11. But click on the link just to ...

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