Quality of Life

 Military Spouse/Partner

Last Updated: June 22, 2020
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Military Spouse/Partner

Military spouses are the backbone of the Armed Forces. They keep the home front strong when their service member is gone for training, deploying, or attending professional schools. There are approximately 1 million military spouses of which 624,000 are active-duty spouses and 372,000 are Reserve and National Guard. Ninety-two percent of active-duty spouses are female. The Army Public Health Center supports Army spouses’ quality of life by promoting healthy behaviors and supporting healthy Army communities.

Sample Social Media Messages

Use and tailor these social media messages as necessary to meet the needs of your audiences. Use the hashtags #ArmyQOL, #ArmyPublicHealth, #MilSpouse, and #ArmySpouse to help us see who is using this content. Graphics available for download and use are included in a zip file posted under the Social Media Graphics section on this page.

Employment for Spouses and Partners

    • Employment can be difficult for spouses moving every 2-3 years. Financial issues can be a major stressor for a #MilSpouse. Get help finding work here.  https://www.state.gov/family-liaison-office/family-member-employment/

    • Many states support military spouse license recognition options by allowing for expedited applications, temporary licenses, or complete license recognition. Find out about the rights of military spouses in your state   https://www.veterans.gov/milspouses/ #ArmyQOL

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General Awareness

    • The military is committed to keeping spouses safe from domestic violence. There are resources available to help.  https://www.militaryonesource.mil/family-relationships/relationships/relationship-challenges-and-divorce/how-to-find-help-for-victims-of-domestic-abuse

    • #ArmyQOL #MilSpouseSpouses can find resources in their local community that meet their needs by searching for their issue in the Community Resource Guide. Find the #CRG at:  https://crg.amedd.army.mil

    • Family Readiness Groups (FRGs) are can help spouses making connections. FRG members can support each other during deployments and training exercises.  https://www.armyfrg.org/skins/frg/home.aspx #ArmyQOL

    • The Military offers college tuition assistance scholarships for spouses. The program is known as MyCAA.  https://mycaa.militaryonesource.mil/mycaa/ #ArmyQOL 

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General Information

•  Military Spouse and FamilyExternal Link

•  Military Spouse EmploymentExternal Link

•  USO Military Spouse ProgramExternal Link

•  Federal Student AidExternal Link

•  DoD Memorandum of Understanding for Tuition AssistanceExternal Link

•  APHC Healthy Living

•  Army Community Resource GuideExternal Link

•  USA Government JobsExternal Link

•  Army MWR Employment Readiness ProgramExternal Link

•  Army MWR Personal AssistanceExternal Link