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National Military Spouse Network announces 2011 Military Spouse Employment Summit

Washington, D.C. – The National Military Spouse Network (NMSN) is announcing the first-ever Military Spouse

Employment Summit, a dynamic event focusing on portable career options for military spouses. The event will give military spouses the knowledge and tools necessary to gain competitive positions within the federal government or in corporate America, as entrepreneurs or in other portable careers.

The White House today announced the Joining Forces initiative, a national call to action to support military families. It calls on society to give military families the support they’ve earned. "This is a challenge to every segment of American society not to simply say thank you but to mobilize, take action and make a real commitment to supporting our military families,” said First Lady Michelle Obama.

In meetings with military spouses across the country First Lady Obama and Dr. Biden noted hearing from countless spouses who outlined the difficulty in finding quality employment.

“Today’s announcement from First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden underscores the importance of supporting military spouses,” said Sue Hoppin, military spouse and founder of the National Military Spouse Network. “The Military Spouse Employment Summit will focus on something that is very important to military spouses but often overlooked – the need for quality employment.”

The event will focus on providing a forum to share information and best practices within the military spouse employment arena and conclude with a networking lunch and reception to focus on making the connections that may turn into employment.

“Military spouses face incredible challenges entering the workplace – frequent moves, difficult deployments and the strain of supporting a spouse’s military career,” said Hoppin. “At the same time their commitment, dedication and talent make them indispensible to the employers who make the effort to make opportunities available to military spouses.”

The Military Spouse Employment Summit will take place on November 4th at the Waterford in Fairfax, Va. Please visit for updates and additional information.

One percent of Americans may be fighting our wars but we need 100% of Americans to support the families who sacrifice every day to support their family member’s service to our country.

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