DOD will begin working with national and local employers to offer paid fellowships to military spouses, with a focus on positions that spouses can continue in, even if they move for a new duty station.

“We know COVID proved that there are opportunities much more than we ever anticipated for remote work,” Eddy Mentzer, DOD’s associate director of Military Community Support Programs, said this week, according to Military Times.

Congress appropriated money that will be used for the program, which will be laid out in more detail later this year and begin in 2023. Mentzer said that across the department, leaders are focused on addressing employment and spouses’ other concerns.

“We have a focus on these challenges,” Mentzer said. “There’s so much more to come.”

Army photo by Winifred Brown