Discounts & Resources

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Spouse Scholarships

Discounts

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America. Each summer since 2010, Blue Star Museums have offered free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. You just need to present your military ID card for entry.

Travel

  • Southwest Airlines

Offers a military fare to active duty service members and military dependents, including spouses. It is a set fare and not a discount. Call 1-800-FLY-SWA to inquire about rates. Must have your military I.D. card when traveling.

Groups and Social Media Pages

The Department of Defense Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program provides education and career guidance to military spouses worldwide and offers comprehensive resources and tools for all stages of your career progression.

Milfriendly Employers/Finding Employment

  • Hilton – In August 2013, Hilton launched Operation: Opportunity with a commitment to hire 10,000 Veterans and Military Spouses by 2018. They accomplished that goal two years ahead of schedule and are now committing to hire an additional 20,000 military hires by the end of 2020. Veterans and Spouses are a natural fit at Hilton because of our shared values like leadership, integrity and teamwork. Join them now to put your skills to work.
  • Starbucks
  • Kroger
  • Military.Microsoft.com
  • https://www.veterans.gov/milspouses/ – New site launched by the White House. It includes an interactive map showing whether a (professional) license can be used temporarily, whether the process of getting a new license could be expedited and other employment resources.
  • Military Spouse Employment Partnership
  • Military Spouse Link

Starting Your Own Business

Books

In this updated and expanded version of the international bestseller The First 90 Days, Michael D. Watkins offers proven strategies for conquering the challenges of transitions—, no matter where you are in your career.