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Military Spouse Appreciation Day
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The wife of an Air National Guardsman who created support groups for military families and businesses has been selected as the 2013 Military Spouse of the Year.

The Defense Department is committed to helping military spouses find jobs and offers resources for education, training and networking, the department’s spouse employment and career opportunities program manager said.

Since President Ronald Reagan designated the Friday before Mother's Day as Military Spouse Appreciation Day in 1984, the nation has acknowledged the value of what often can seem to be a thankless role. The importance of her husband's support isn't lost on Sgt. 1st Class Helen Foster, human resources noncommissioned officer in charge for the 3rd Infantry Division's Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, out of Fort Stewart, Ga.