Suicide after retirement – a stark reality

If your recently retired service member makes it past the five year mark, he has made it past the years he will most likely commit suicide.

This was a jarring line our blogger included in her entry this week. She recalled it as something another well-meaning spouse told her the day of her husband’s retirement ceremony.

Shocking. Terrifying. Heartbreaking. True.

Fall is Here and So is Holiday Hiring Time

Fall has finally arrived. For job seekers this means much more than enjoying a pumpkin spice latte. It means seasonal jobs are available.

Most big box retailers begin searching for, and hiring, holiday help in September and October. The best part, many of these temporary positions can turn into fulltime jobs for employers who use the holiday season to put forth their best effort and shine.

Hiring Heroes is hosting two major hiring fairs, specifically for military spouses in October. They are:

Oct. 18

Warwick, R.I.

The Career Path Less Traveled: The Winding Road

By Amy Nielsen

Right now I have a projected plan of earning a master’s degree and license in five years. I just happened upon a professional school that has many of the pieces I need to pull together already bundled into one certificate program.

The school is not an institution that would lead to sitting for a license and would be a slightly different tangent to what I had originally planned, but would use my current skills and educational background to better effect. It is also more closely aligned with my ultimate employment goals.

EFMP Screenings Required for Overseas Assignments: Here's What You Need to Know

By Tiffany Shedd

When I married my solider, I had to do a lot of military related paperwork and rigmarole very quickly. He was already on orders to go to Alaska, and because it’s considered an overseas assignment, I got the news that I needed to have an EFMP screening.

I had no idea what this entailed or why I was required to have it. Being an extremely new spouse, I didn’t even have anyone to ask. Today, I would have done what I always do when I am unsure about something: Google it.

Thank you Military Spouses!

Happy Military Spouse Day!

We appreciate your service. Yes, you. Yes, your service.

The sacrifices that military spouses make are enormous. You give up stability, careers, time with family, time with friends and time with our spouse. All too often, you give up your spouse entirely in the greatest of sacrifices.

You are the machine that keeps the nation’s warriors ready to protect and fight.

And today, the nation thanks you.

For Military Spouses
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