Military Spouse Networking
USO COVID-19 Response: In response to CDC guidelines regarding social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19, all USO Military Spouse Programs will now be delivered virtually.
The average military spouse moves 8-12 times in the span of a 20-year military career, which often results in starting over in each new location and dealing with the struggle of meeting new people, sustaining meaningful employment, and feeling a sense of community where they live. The USO has supported military spouses for many years and in 2016 launched a worldwide initiative focusing on programs to strengthen and empower military spouses by connecting them to their social, professional, and community networks.
USO Military Spouse Networking Events
The USO Military Spouse Networking Events debuted in May 2016. The program provides military spouses with an opportunity to have face-to-face interaction with up to 50 other spouses in their same situation, instantly making connections with one another and to their greater communities.
The USO also invites local hiring employers, community/military leaders, and organizations that want to support military spouses. Spouses leave the networking event with customized business cards, a personal and/or a professional “elevator pitch,” and a collection of 15-25 new connections.
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