(Closed) Advice/tips for a soon to be military wife? :)

posted 6 years ago in Military
Post # 3
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543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

For jobs: usajobs.gov, its like a points system for your resume. Disabled veterans gets the most points, so they will usually be hired first, followed by non disabled vets, followed by military spouses, followed by normal civilians. and for schools theres the mycaa, the government will pay so much towards a spouses associates degree, im not sure of the amount. theres also his gi bill, if he has the post 9 11, if he does 10 years in the army he can transfer it to his depends, you or yalls future kids. another great thing is the family services committee, each branch has their own name for it, they often hold job fairs for military dependent, and information on schools with services for military families. good luck and god bless.

Post # 5
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2373 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

eek. Good luck finding a job in Michigan. That’s where my husband and I are from (we’re currently with the navy in VA). When we first moved to VA I didn’t work. It was strange at first, but after awhile I really loved it. Now I’m in nursing school and that keeps me fairly busy.

 As for programs for military spouses/education- MyCAA and spouse scholarship programs are the only ones I am aware exist. For the scholarship programs you usually have to be doing some sort of community service prior. I went back to school for a second degree in Nursing and we’re pretty much paying for it using loans (just like my first degree).

If he’s been in for 6-10 years (I can’t remember which it is) he can transfer his GI benefits over to you. 80 percent of the people I go to school with are using their spouses benefits. My husband has only been commissioned for 3 years so we don’t qualify.

Where in Michigan are you headed?

 

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