My Advice for New Military Spouses

Military Spouse Appreciation Day is Friday, May 10.

The military lifestyle doesn’t come easily to most people. Many, many years ago, we were at our first operational base in Wichita, Kansas, when my husband left for his first deployment. As a new wife and a new mom, I found myself thousands of miles away from my family in DC and absolutely clueless about the military lifestyle. TDY, DEERS, TRICARE, MTF and DFAS may as well have been Greek – they were all so foreign to me. We were also the newbies in an operational squadron going through our first deployment when everyone else was so much more experienced.

Back then…

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Fake LinkedIn Profiles

Much has been written about fake LinkedIn profiles. There are folks who use LinkedIn to build marketing or contact lists and even worse, to gather information and intel on folks for nefarious reasons.

Many critics have commented that there are numerous fake LinkedIn profiles, and it will ruin LinkedIn if it’s not addressed.

However, LinkedIn is still a very effective tool for building your personal brand for finding a job, developing a business or attracting talent. Being part of a community allows you to build your brand and take advantage of the community watching out for you. Community policing is important only if…

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May 6 Weekly Defense Industry Roundup

Details Leak on DoD’s Budget Reprogramming

Paul McLeary (@paulmcleary), Zachary Fryer-Biggs and Aaron Mehta (@AaronMehta), Defense News. The Department of Defense is ready to submit a budget-reprogramming request to cover the costs of the estimated $28 billion in equipment that will need to be moved out of Afghanistan in the next year and a half. It faces a dwindling overseas contingency operations budget as well as cutbacks in operations and maintenance funds already. Defense News is reporting that in a draft document leaked Friday, the Army wants $1.34 billion more in O&M funding to make up for “increased fuel costs and increased use of multi-modal transportation methods

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Job Seeker Handbook, May 8 Cleared Job Fair

Check out the cleared facilities employers who will be interviewing from 11am-3pm at the DoubleTree Crystal City, and the security cleared positions they will be seeking to fill.

You must have a current or active security clearance to attend. Click here to pre-register.

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AFCEA CMD 2013 Race for Excellence 5K

John Nixon and Smurf. Or Troll.

It was a glorious sunny morning for the the 6th annual 2013 Race for Excellence 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run. The eventbenefits AFCEA’s Central Maryland Scholarship Fund, which provides merit-based college scholarships to deserving local high-school students.

This community event has over 30 companies and local vendors help sponsor the event including ClearedJobs.Net customer, SAIC, who is also a long standing partner of AFCEA CMD, providing the race location and considerable support. There were 67 teams registered including the new Women in Intelligence Group, WIIG, who ran “wigs” to keep the fun plus the anonymity of working…

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