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The Spouse Angle
25 minutes | 2 days ago
Episode 64: An Army Spouse on Afghanistan: It’s ‘Like a Member of My Family’
As U.S. troops prepare to leave Afghanistan, an Army spouse shares her perspective on a country she's come to know and love through her husband's many deployments and the toll the war there has taken on her life.Follow Rebekah Sanderlin on Twitter. Follow the Spouse Angle on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
33 minutes | 9 days ago
Episode 63: From Life on the Streets to Helping the Homeless as a Military Spouse
Army spouse Marla Bautista shares her personal story of abuse, incarceration and homelessness as a young adult and how those experiences inspired her family's nonprofit helping the homeless community wherever the military takes them.Follow the Spouse Angle on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
20 minutes | 16 days ago
Episode 62: What a White House Initiative Means for Military Kids
First Lady Jill Biden is tackling military kids’ education as part of the White House Joining Forces Initiative. In this episode, a military kid shares her experiences moving from school to school, and a military child education leader shares what families can expect from the program.Follow the Spouse Angle on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
20 minutes | 23 days ago
Episode 61: The Story Behind ‘Military Spouse Owned’
A new Military Spouse Chamber of Commerce offers multiple resources for entrepreneurs and, for the first time, the chance to be federally recognized as a military spouse-owned business. Two Army spouses working on this project provide all the details.Follow the Military Spouse Chamber of Commerce on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Follow the Spouse Angle on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
27 minutes | a month ago
Episode 60: What Spouses Say Are the Biggest Challenges of Military Life
The latest results of the annual Blue Star Families Military Lifestyle Survey are in. Hear how much the coronavirus pandemic has impacted military families and which challenges still remain consistent – COVID-19 or not.Find out more about the survey at https://bluestarfam.org/survey-2/.Follow The Spouse Angle on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
22 minutes | a month ago
Episode 59: Why 2020 Was One Military Spouse Entrepreneur's Best Year Yet
On this month's feature episode, attorney and business coach Rachel Brenke shares how a cancer diagnosis launched her into entrepreneurship and how she's maintained success throughout the hard times of military life and the COVID-19 pandemic.Follow The Spouse Angle on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
26 minutes | a month ago
Episode 58: Struggling with Food Insecurity as a Military Family
Many military families are struggling to put food on the table, research shows. An Army spouse discusses what it’s like dealing with food insecurity and the resources that have helped her family, and a military spouse near Joint Base Lewis-McChord shares how she's growing food to give away to families in need.Follow The Spouse Angle on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
32 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 57: Making It Easier for Military Spouses to Work
More states are passing laws to make it easier for military spouses to transfer professional licenses after a move. A lawyer and a teacher share some of the barriers they’ve faced when having to transfer their careers after a PCS.For more information on state license recognition laws mentioned in this episode, click here.Follow The Spouse Angle on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
33 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 56: Many Military Families With Special Needs Aren’t Getting Help
The military offers dedicated resources for families with special medical and educational needs. Yet according to a new survey, many families don't know about it.Learn more about Partners in PROMISE on Facebook and at promiseact.org. Follow The Spouse Angle on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
23 minutes | 2 months ago
BONUS: Secrets to Financial Success for Military Families
A financial expert who works with military families shares his top tips and practical advice for building financial security — especially during hard times.This episode is sponsored by First Command. To learn more about the services the company provides to military families, visit firstcommand.com.
25 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 55: Improving the Experiences of Military Families of Color
A leading military nonprofit has launched an initiative to better understand and support the experiences of minority families. Two spouses working behind the scenes on the project share more about it and what their own experiences have been like as women of color in the military community.Follow The Spouse Angle on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
37 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 54: Being Black Women at West Point: A Family's Story
The four women of the Copeland-Haynes family have all graduated from or are currently attending West Point. To close out Black History Month, Army Col. June Copeland and her daughters share how they all ended up at the United States Military Academy, the challenges they’ve faced as black women in military service and the bond they have from going through it all together.Follow The Spouse Angle on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
30 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 53: How Military Spouse Unemployment Impacts Mental Health
New research sheds light on the way unemployment can affect the mental health of military spouses and their families. In this episode, two spouses share their struggles and how they finally found work success.Follow The Spouse Angle on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
28 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 52: What Life Is Like As a Space Force Spouse
A recent gaffe by the president's press secretary has put the Space Force back in the spotlight. Two Guardian spouses share what it's like to be part of the newest branch of the military — one that many people don't understand.Follow The Spouse Angle on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
32 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 51: The Military News Stories to Know About in 2021
To kick off Season 2, Military Times reporters Leo Shane and Karen Jowers join host Natalie Gross to discuss vaccines, troop drawdowns, child care changes, and other news stories military spouses need to know about this year.Follow The Spouse Angle on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
14 minutes | 4 months ago
BONUS: Good News Stories for the Military Community
The Spouse Angle co-founders share positive news stories from the military community — from a top Army spouse saving someone's life to new on-post work spaces for spouses and how military kids are becoming pen pals with veterans in hospice.Follow The Spouse Angle on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
25 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 50: Meet the Military Kids Who Are Spreading Kindness
Two inspiring military kids volunteering as Giving Tuesday Military youth ambassadors share how they plan to help spread kindness this holiday season. Then, The Spouse Angle team offers a look back at Season 1 and what's ahead for future episodes.Follow The Spouse Angle on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
29 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 49: When Deployment Meets Pandemic
The pandemic was already making Army spouse Simone Gorrindo's life more difficult. Then, her husband deployed on short notice. Simone recently wrote about her experiences for the New York Times and joins Natalie on this episode to talk more about what the last few months have been like.Follow The Spouse Angle on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
26 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 48: Getting Political as a Military Spouse
Are there rules for being involved in politics as a military spouse? Three military spouses provide guidance and talk about their own experiences delving into the political realm.Follow The Spouse Angle on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
26 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 47: #IAmVanessaGuillen: How a Movement Could Transform Military Sexual Assault
The tragic death of Vanessa Guillen led to a bipartisan bill that could transform the way sexual assault is handled in the military. In this episode, a retired Air Force JAG breaks down the legislation, and a Navy veteran and military spouse shares her story of survival and healing after being sexually assaulted.Follow The Spouse Angle on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
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