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In honor of the Marine Corps birthday, a veteran milspouse tells us her story.

November is not just about giving thanks for plump turkeys, but it also gives the opportunity to thank our heroes. Leading up to Thanksgiving, we focus on the heroes across our country as it is National Veterans and Military Families month. The veterans, families and American service members that protect our country give us much to […] Read Article “In honor of the Marine Corps birthday, a veteran milspouse tells us her story.”

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In honor of the US Navy’s birthday, a milspouse tells us her story.

We are proud to commit to helping our fellow men and women of the military as they make the transition to civilian life and help their spouses hold the fort down with gainful employment. In honor of the birth of our United States Navy, we are overjoyed to share the story of Kristine Bumagat, a […] Read Article “In honor of the US Navy’s birthday, a milspouse tells us her story.”

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Support from coast to coast

August 4th marks the birth of the United States Coast Guard, the branch of our military which has many unique characteristics that set them apart from the others. The Coast Guard is “always ready” (their latin motto: Semper Paratus), assuring maritime safety and security across the United States’ exclusive economic zone of over 4.3 million […] Read Article “Support from coast to coast”

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Family, Country and Career

In the early 1940s, two sets of my grandparents headed toward Europe as part of World War II’s famed Battle of the Atlantic. More than 75 years later, their descendants will make a return trip when my Navy family finishes a Summer move to Europe. While this link to our family past and service of […] Read Article “Family, Country and Career”

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3 Questions to Ask as You Translate Your Military Resume

  What does it take to make a successful transition from active duty to the civilian world? There’s no shortage of online advice and transition assistance groups who tackle this question. But I’m a fan of “keep it simple,” an approach most veterans know well. Quick background on me and why I’m writing this…I served […] Read Article “3 Questions to Ask as You Translate Your Military Resume”

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Hire military spouses! Turn employment barriers into strengths

  It’s Military Appreciation Month and very nearly Veteran’s Day. So this week, Adecco is looking to hire military. We aren’t just talking about the soldiers that keep us safe. We’re talking about the spouses that have their backs! The MilSpouse. Did you know that the unemployment rate for military spouses is 12%? That’s higher […] Read Article “Hire military spouses! Turn employment barriers into strengths”

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Independence Man: Citizen, Soldier, U.S. Olympian

In February 1980, an America dispirited by the Cold War and the Iran Hostage Crisis erupted into a cathartic burst of raw patriotism. A scrappy band of American college kids had defeated the reigning Soviet hockey juggernaut in the immortal “Miracle on Ice.” Amid the spontaneous national celebration, a young Doug Sharp was watching, entranced. […] Read Article “Independence Man: Citizen, Soldier, U.S. Olympian”

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5 Ways to Celebrate the Military Spouse at Work

It’s almost Military Spouse Appreciation Day! No, we didn’t make that up. The Friday before Mother’s Day was nationalized as “Military Spouse Appreciation Day” by President Reagan in 1984. Why? For every married active duty military member serving our country, there is a military spouse serving too. Their sacrifices come in the form of multiple relocations, career […] Read Article “5 Ways to Celebrate the Military Spouse at Work”

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7 Job Search Tips for Veterans Entering the Civilian Workforce

Making the transition from military service to civilian life can be exciting, but also challenging for many veterans. Often, one of the biggest hurdles is the job search process and knowing how to effectively market their skills, experience and passion to employers. This challenge can be particularly acute for veterans coming off long stints of […] Read Article “7 Job Search Tips for Veterans Entering the Civilian Workforce”

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Happy Veterans Day!

“I’m not a hero, but I served with heroes,” said Major Richard Winters. That philosophy pretty much sums up my father’s humble outlook on his wartime experience in Vietnam. Every year on Veterans Day morning he went to the garage to retrieve a box containing a neatly-folded American flag. In his slippers, he would shuffle […] Read Article “Happy Veterans Day!”