For those unfamiliar with 100 years of military strategy or culture, military families move around a lot. They may be based at Fort Moore this year and at Fort Liberty (formerly Fort Bragg) next year. For the spouses of military members, this can be a frustrating, and possibly expensive, experience.

Expensive because far too often, when a spouse has to quit their job for a forced move, picking up a job with equal pay in time for the move is difficult. As evidence, military spouse unemployment has been over 20 percent for more than three decades now, some six times the national unemployment rate. More than a third of military families cite spousal employment difficulties as a reason for leaving active duty.

 

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