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'Hiring Our Heroes' military spouse event draws crowd at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston

| 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs | Dec. 6, 2016


Military members and spouses took advantage of a “Hire Our Heroes” hiring event at the Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Military & Family Readiness Center Friday.


Representatives from more than two dozen companies and government agencies were in attendance to provide information and talk to prospective employees. More than 150 job seekers attended the event.


“A spouse often has to put their career on hold when the military member of the family gets orders to a new location,” said Cheryl Roberson, the wife of Lt. Gen. Daryl Roberson,

commander of Air Education and Training Command. “And it’s the spouse who usually keeps everything going at home. Last year, this event drew 150 spouses and more than half were offered jobs that same day.”


“Military spouses are the glue that binds,” said Bonnie Amos, Hiring our Heroes ambassador and the wife of retired Gen. James Amos, former Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps.