Blue Star Families, as usual right on top of the concerns of modern milspouses, is looking at the problems facing milspouses who work and trying to come up with ways to support them. There will be a radio program exploring the issue at 1pm TODAY - April 3rd, and a discussion following. You can add your thoughts later in the day too, since 1 pm might actually be kind of inconvenient for milspouses that work. Ironic.
This is an issue that is very important me as a woman who worked hard to build up a successful career long before DH came around and wasn't about to let it fail just because his career took over my life when we got married. I'm going to be pursuing another career soon through grad school, and while I've had to make some significant changes to my original goals based on the logistical realities of being an Army spouse and never knowing where we will be for more than a year I can't ever envision myself not working or having some type of career. Personally I think it's very healthy for milspouses to have jobs or careers that can give them some independence and something to do outside the military world. Deployments and other absences are part of this life and I think having a career or a job gives milspouses a sense of security and a sense of normalcy during times when their spouses are gone.