UPDATES FROM THE FIELD
A Smooth Transition
With roughly 15% of the military transitioning each year and 33% of the military relocating each year, USO-Metro recognizes the need to effectively increase the post-military career employment prospects for service members and support military spouses, who are constantly in transition due to their service member’s frequent change of duty stations.
USO-Metro Transition Program focuses these efforts in Employment Readiness, Employment Services, Family Transition, Project Next S.T.E.P., Stronger Spouses, and Transition Skills Training. Since 2019, USO-Metro has seen a 200% increase in the number of program participants and worked to provide career opportunities and advice to over 1950 transitioning service members and military spouses in the National Capital Region. To learn more, visit usometro.org/transitions.
Paying It Forward
ith the growth and success of the USO-Metro Transition Program during this time of virtual learning, our partners see the benefit of investing in the future of the corporate workforce by lending their skillsets to a variety of concentration areas for service members and military spouses. With six different pillars, USO-Metro’s programming focuses on employment readiness and services, skills training, and spousal support through virtual webinars in partnership with companies like Emergent BioSolultions, GDIT, LMI, and Prudential.
Interested in lending your personal or corporate expertise to transitioning service members and military spouses? Contact email@example.com or your account manager to learn how you can get involved.
Rockin’ the Boots
To celebrate Women’s History Month this March, USO-Metro is proud to host its annual Rockin’ the Boots for active duty military women in the region. Designed to celebrate the diversity of women in the military, this symposium was founded to empower women and provide support through panel discussions with female veterans and active duty military who have excelled in and out of uniform. The intended outcome is for military women to be provided practical and applicable advice and tips to better engage with the population they serve.
Looking for ways to become involved with USO-Metro and experience the impact of programs like Rockin’ the Boots firsthand? Visit uso.org/volunteer and join our force of over 1,500 volunteers in the National Capital Region.
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