Brunch this weekend in Ann Arbor

Don't forget- brunch is in Ann Arbor this coming weekend.  Click here for more details and to let us know you're coming!

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2012 End-of-year newsletter now available

Check out our first-ever newsletter, highlighting our activities from 2012!

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Military Spouses of Michigan to march at Inauguration Parade in Washington, DC

I am so pleased to announce that the Military Spouses of Michigan (MSoM) recently learned that the group has been selected to march in President Obama’s Inauguration Parade next month in Washington, DC.  According to the Detroit News, more than 2800 applications were received by the Joint Task Force- National Capital Region, the organization tasked with choosing which groups will participate in the parade.

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Scholarship applications being accepted by the National Military Family Association

Thinking about making a New Year’s resolution to further your education?  Applications are currently being accepted for the Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarships.

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VA Offers Marriage Retreats

Maintaining a strong, healthy marriage is challenging for anyone, especially for military couples enduring multiple deployments, employment struggles, etc.  Did you know that the VA offers marriage retreats for anyone who has ever worn the military uniform?  Check out this link for more information, or call 706-733-0188, extension 6118, 6114, or 6172.

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Joining Forces - Companies that show a commitment to military personnel and their families

Joining Forces, “a national initiative that mobilizes all sectors of society to give our service members and their families the opportunities and support they have earned” has been in the news a lot lately. I posted recently about job fairs that they held in a couple US cities, as well as a virtual job fair. A long list of companies have pledged to hire or train unemployed veterans and their spouses over the next 12 months, but while looking through the list of companies here, I noticed that many of the companies pledging to employ military spouses are work-at-home, entry-level or portable jobs.

 

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Things to know about military wives

Megan shares a quintessential list of 'things you should know about military wives' that likely ring true, to some degree, for all of us.

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Military Spouses of Michigan
We are a group of military spouses and family members dedicated to building a network of support and services to the brave and courageous spouses of those in service here in Michigan. Our promise? You are not alone.