Military Spouses


Military spouses are generally skilled, diverse, and motivated, with sound work values and a strong work ethic – characteristics highly valued by America’s top employers. Military spouses are also young, tech-savvy, mobile, and often more educated than their civilian counterparts

State of Washington WorkSource website for military spouses and veterans

Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) 
A workforce development program that provides up to $4,000 of financial assistance to eligible military spouses who are pursuing a license, certification or Associate's degree in a portable career field and occupation. Some rank restrictions. Does not need to be repaid

Military Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO)
Connect with human resource professionals, hiring managers and other military spouses

Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP)
MSEP partners with local, national and international businesses to support the workforce needs of both the military spouses and the companies with which it partners. MSEP is a targeted recruitment and employment solution for spouses and companies that prepares military spouses to become competitive, “job ready” applicants and connects military spouses with employers seeking the workforce skills and attributes they possess

Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zones
An initiative of Hiring Our Heroes, Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zones (MSEEZ) are being launched in cities across America; the entire State of Washington is a MSEEZ. The program facilitates collaboration between local and national employers, educational institutions, and community resources, to build a robust employment network for military spouses.

MilSpouse eMentor Program
An online community where military spouses can receive personalized career guidance, advice and support from more experienced military spouses. Representatives of military-spouse friendly firms also participate as "corporate mentors" who can assist spouses seeking stable employment with an opportunity for upward mobility

Military Spouse Accredited Financial Counselor® Fellowship
Provides the education necessary to enter the financial counseling career field. Upon successful completion of the program and required practicum (which can often be done at the Airman and Family Readiness Center), the participant will be awarded the Accredited Financial Counselor® designation. Announcements and applications are generally on the National Military Family Association website in late winter each year (search for Fellowship on the website)

H&R  Block Military Spouse Scholarship Program
Provides military spouses a full scholarship to the Income Tax Course registration/tuition. Any I.D. holding military spouse of an active, retired or reserve military service member is eligible. Enroll by calling 1-888-412-7880 or by contacting a district office in the area

Non-Competitive Appointment of Certain Military Spouses, Executive Order (EO)13473
Official website provides a good overview. Interested spouses should contact the Civilian Personnel Office (CPO) of the Department of Defense (DoD) agency for which they are seeking employment for specific procedures. Fairchild AFB CPO is 509-247-4313

The Military Spouses Residency Relief Act (MSRRA), Public Law 111-97
Gives military spouses some of the same residency and domicile benefits as servicemembers: this may impact voting, state income taxes, vehicle registration and driver license. The legislation does not apply to dependent children. The law is complicated and fact specific, and because its effect will depend on the interpretations of each state, spouses are encouraged to seek free, confidential advice from a legal assistance office. The Fairchild AFB Legal Office phone number is 509-247-2838

Military Spouse Career Center

Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (MSCCN)

Military Spouse Magazine

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