When it comes to helping military spouses, we Military.com writers naturally believe in the ultimate cosmic power of the online connection. It’s our business model. It is our strength. It is our blindspot.
Although online ideas and information make milspouse life a whole lot easier to manage, it isn’t quite enough, is it? There is no replacement for the urge to help someone you actually meet in person.
That’s why Military.com gathered hundreds of military spouses and military family professionals at our annual Spouse Summit held this year in the Washington, D.C., area. They floored us with sharing what they want most now:
We want to thank all the participants, providers and experts who attended our conference. You all gave us the kind of insider knowledge you can only share in person.
We military families might live and work in an online world, but you made us remember what is real, what counts and what matters. If you have questions and suggestions about our next live events, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Jacey Eckhart Family and Spouse|
Jacey Eckhart is Military.com’s Director of Spouse and Family Programs. Since 1996, Eckhart’s take on military families has been featured in her syndicated column, her book The Homefront Club, and her award winning CDs These Boots and I Married a Spartan??
Most recently she has been featured as a military family subject matter expert on NBC Dateline, CBS morning news, CNN, NPR and the New York Times. Eckhart is an Air Force brat, a Navy wife and an Army mom.
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