Launches Spouse Channel for Military Spouses

Oct 31, 2011, 13:57 ET from

MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- announced the launch of its new and improved spouse channel today, unveiling expanded content, a new design and more comprehensive links to the variety of social media, blogs and news stories addressing military spouse issues.

Improved content includes a daily news carousel featuring top stories; feeds from SpouseBUZZ, a blog written by military spouses, links to columns like "The Paycheck Chronicles," "Mandatory Fun" by Jacey Eckhart, and featured information on benefits changes from Terry Howell, managing Editor of Benefits for  Spouses can also access the wide array of social media tools and links on the "Social Spouse" page as well as navigate to the robust discussions going on in the spouse forums.  

Other improvements include featured content on military spouse employment and job searches, a deployment section and advice on re-integration.

Ward Carroll, Editor of, said the improvements were made to fully address the wide range of issues spouses face in today's world.  "This is a new generation of military spouses who work, raise the family and still deal with the challenges of military life.  These spouses are the decisions makers and we wanted to ensure they had easy access to all the resources they might need."

Added President and retired Navy Admiral T McCreary, "Military spouses are the backbone of our armed forces.  We owe it to them to provide consistent, credible information in one easy-to-navigate place."

Another addition to the spouse offerings, is hosting its first Spouse Summit which will be held in Washington DC on December 2nd and 3rd . The summit will address impactful issues affecting military spouses who have seen a decade of war.  Spouse Summit founder and Editor of SpouseBUZZ, Andi Hurley, said "We really wanted to sit down and take a hard look at what was important to our spouses. This is a powerful group and our summit was conceived with the intention that we would harness that spirit and power into something that benefits the military spouse directly." More information on the Spouse Summit can be found at is the nation's largest military and veteran online news and membership organization serving active duty personnel, reservists, guard members, retirees, veterans, family members, defense workers and those considering military careers. enables Americans with military affinity to access their benefits, advance their careers, enjoy military discounts, and stay connected for life. is a business unit of Monster Worldwide Inc. More information is available at