America Supports You: Spouse Career Expo Planned for Capital Region

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2006 - The United Service Organizations of Metropolitan Washington and Joint Employment Transition Services will present their first Military Spouse Career Expo at the Sosa Recreation Center at Fort Belvoir, Va., June 17, USO officials announced.

USO of Metropolitan Washington is a member of "America Supports You," a Defense Department program to showcase the nation's corporate and grassroots support to servicemembers and their families.

The expo is designed to empower military spouses through information, motivation and skill development leading to sound career choices. It will include presentations on federal jobs, self-employment and alternative careers, officials said.

Debbie Kloppel, a military spouse who is founder and chief executive officer of Military Spouse Corporate Career Network, and Victoria Parnham, chief executive officer of the Virtual Business Owners Network, will be keynote speakers.

The day also will include a "mini" job fair, including national and local employers, information on home-based businesses, and representatives from the Small Business Administration. Lunch is included.

Attendance is free to any military spouse, but registration is required. To learn more about the expo, go to the USO of Metropolitan Washington's Web site at

(Based on a release from USO Metropolitan Washington.)

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