Entries Tagged ‘military spouses’

Proposed Tax Credits for Employers Who Hire Military Spouses

By Debbie Gregory. Every military spouse knows that finding employment is difficult, but a new bill aims to incentivize employers to hire them. On February 27, the bill to provide a work opportunity tax credit for military spouses and to provide for flexible spending arrangements for childcare services for military families was introduced by Sen. […]

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Military Spouse Professional Network – A Great Resource for Mil Spouses

By Debbie Gregory. Supported by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Military Spouse Professional Network (MSPN) is a program under the Hiring Our Heroes umbrella.  The program aims to have big impact in major military areas nationwide by funneling momentum for military spouse employment into action. Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zones will focus on cities […]

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Wilkie Pushes for Culture Shift Within the Military

By Debbie Gregory. Robert Wilkie, the Department of Defense’s new undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, is shifting the emphasis of the military culture to create a more stable, family friendly environment. Wilke is responsible for Total Force Management as it relates to readiness; National Guard and Reserve component affairs; health affairs; training; and […]

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2018 Defense Bill Addresses Troop Size, Benefits, Sexual Assault

By Debbie Gregory. Congress’ annual defense authorization bill addresses some of the yearly basics, such as pay benefits and insurance coverage, but also spells out the rules regarding the topical subject of sexual assault and harassment. In the benefits department, there is a proposed 2.4 percent pay raise for active duty troops. The raise will […]

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Sacrifices Made by Military Spouses

By Debbie Gregory. It takes an extremely strong and selfless person to be a military spouse. While the sacrifices made by our military personnel are often acknowledged, military spouses are usually unrecognized and underappreciated. Probably the biggest challenge military spouses face are their frequent moves, which makes it difficult for them to build their own […]

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