Army Spouse Employment Partnership

Thursday May 8, 2008

What is it?

The Army Spouse Employment Partnership (ASEP) is a self-sustaining and expanding partnership that is mutually beneficial to the Army and corporate America. The partnership provides Army spouses the opportunity to attain financial security and achieve employment goals through career mobility and enhanced employment options. Corporate partners are provided the capability to tap into a readily available, diverse, and talented pool of candidates.

What has the Army done?

In October 2003, the Army unveiled ASEP by formally signing statements of support with 13 Fortune 500 companies and two military agencies who pledged their best efforts to increase employment and career opportunities for Army spouses. Currently there are 31 ASEP Partners from the private sector and the federal government.

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Information Papers with "2008 Army Posture Statement"

INFORMATION YOU CAN USE

- 2008 Strategic Communication Guide - Read the 2008 Army Strategic Communication Guide for key messages and updates

- Strategic Communication Coordination Group (SCCG) Workspace

- Army Public Affairs Portal

- Stories of Valor

A CULTURE OF ENGAGEMENT

The Army Community Relations Calendar

Bloggers Roundtable

Baumholder Artillery Battalion carries on tradition of cooperation in Iraq

Soccer Day in La Mesas

NEWS ABOUT THE ARMY

  • White House ceremony honors military spouses (ARNews)
  • Bravery gets teenage medic a medal (RNO)
  • Funding OK'd for barracks repairs (FO)
  • Geren at Bragg after barracks criticism (AT)
  • Thousands living in shoddy barracks (BG)

WAR ON TERROR NEWS

  • detainee tied to attack (NYT)
  • Army outlines future asymmetric threats (AT)
  • U.S.-Iran talks impossible amid tensions, Iraq says (LAT)

OF INTEREST

  • U.S. deploys more than 43,000 unfit for combat (USA)
  • New joint staff team evaluates Wounded Warrior Programs (AFIS)
  • U.S. military ready to provide aid for stricken Burmese, official says (AFIS)
  • India tests ballistic missile capable of reaching China (TO)
  • Marriott weighs risk, opportunity of a hotel in Baghdad Green Zone (WP)
  • Parents hear Afghan firefight on voice mail (AT)

WORLD VIEW

  • Former Guantánamo detainee tied to Mosul suicide attack (IHT | Story)
  • UN aid flights to Burma under way (BBC | Story)
  • Mission impossible? True U.S.-Iran dialogue (AT | Story)
  • Agni-III missile 'meets all parameters' (TOI | Story)

WHAT'S BEING SAID IN BLOGS

  • Army's familiar 'future' (Wired)
  • Missile defense: Not so fast (WPR)
  • Now THIS is good news... (KDIHH)
  • Reorganizing (N2G)
  • Observations: The extended military Family (SBZ)
  • What do I do???? (ABW)
  • Wordless Wednesday (ABW)

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Events

May- July 4, 2008: Season of Remembrance

May, 2008: Asian - Pacific Heritage Month

Saturday, June 14, 2008: The U.S. Army Birthday Ball

SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

"Being left behind when a loved one goes to war has got to be one of the hardest jobs in the United States military. In carrying out the burdens, you're serving our country, and it's noble service, and it's necessary service. The United States of America owes you a huge debt of gratitude. And so, on behalf of our people, thank you for what you're doing.

- President George W. Bush

Bush, Gates honor military spouses at White House ceremony

White House Military Spouse Day commemoration (video)

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