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By Terri Moon Cronk
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2013 – 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.

With Military Spouse Appreciation Day coming up May 10, Meg O'Grady told American Forces Press Service, she wants spouses to know what the program offers.

It includes avenues such as the Military Spouse Employment Partnership, comprising more than 160 employers who hire military spouses as a priority, networking through social media, an e-mentoring program, and participation in Hiring Heroes and the Joining Forces initiatives, she said. And program counselors are available on installations to support spouses throughout their employment life cycle, she added.

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