Rep. Stefanik to Deliver Keynote at MOAA Military Spouse Symposium in Alexandria

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Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) will be the keynote speaker at the Military Spouse Symposium “Keeping a Career on the Move®,” hosted by the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), Monday, March 23 at the Westin Alexandria, Va.

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Military Spouse Symposium “Keeping a Career on the Move®,” hosted by the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), Monday, March 23 at the Westin Alexandria, Va.

This important event hosted by the Military Officers Association of America recognizes the contribution military spouses make to our nation and helps these men and women seek to continue their education or prepare to reenter the workforce.

Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), the youngest woman ever elected to the House of Representatives, will be the keynote speaker at the Military Spouse Symposium “Keeping a Career on the Move®,” hosted by the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), Monday, March 23 from 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at the Westin Alexandria, in Old Town Alexandria, Va. Rep. Stefanik will speak at 11:50 a.m.

This award-winning professional-development conference is free and open to all military spouses, currently serving personnel, retirees, veterans and surviving spouses.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to speak at this year’s Military Spouse Symposium,” said Stefanik. “My congressional district is the proud home of the Army’s 10th Mountain Division — the most deployed division to Iraq and Afghanistan since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Our community knows first-hand the critical role that military spouses play in supporting our troops and, in turn, keeping our nation safe. This important event hosted by the Military Officers Association of America recognizes the contribution military spouses make to our nation and helps these men and women seek to continue their education or prepare to reenter the workforce.”

Two panel discussions will be held during the day. The first, “Nuts and Bolts of Spouse Employment,” will focus on state and federal policies, national programs, installation resources and local employment and educational opportunities that assist military spouses in advancing their career opportunities. In the afternoon, military spouses will lead a second panel discussion titled “Real Spouses, Real Stories.” Attendees will learn about fellow military spouses who have navigated a wide variety of industries and strategic volunteerism opportunities to keep their careers on the move while "married to the military."

Concurrent workshops include:

  •     Résumé Writing Strategies for Military Spouses
  •     LinkedIn Strategies
  •     “Dollars and Sense” of Working Outside of the Home
  •     Transition: Life After the Military
  •     Home Based “Business In A Bag”
  •     Networking Your Way To Employment

On-site registration opens at 8:15 a.m. For more information and to register online, go to http://www.moaa.org/spousesymposium. Attendees have the opportunity to receive free résumé critiques, professional LinkedIn photos and Stella & Dot accessories.

Download the MOAA Military Career Events mobile application (search for MOAA Career in an app store on a smart device) for all of the pertinent details regarding the symposium.

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About MOAA:

Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is the nation’s largest officers association with more than 380,000 members from every branch of service, including active duty, retired, National Guard, Reserve, and former officers and their families and survivors. MOAA is a nonprofit and politically nonpartisan organization and an influential force in promoting a strong national defense. MOAA represents the interests of service members and their families in every stage of their lives and careers, and for those who are not eligible to join MOAA, Voices for America’s Troops is a nonprofit MOAA affiliate that supports a strong national defense. For more information, visit http://www.moaa.org or http://www.voicesfortroops.org/.

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