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Second lady Karen Pence honors military spouses
The marriage of the Vice-President has its privileges.
“Well, the people my phone calls,” Karen Pence, told The Associated Press in an interview.
These days, Vice President Mike Pence wife, the challenges, the with to married active duty service members with their new seal of approval to help in the job of the military spouse, looking to overcome it.
An example always States to accept out-of-state professional licenses, the spouses, you can get new licenses each time you need to move.
Mrs. Pence looks this spouse challenges the key to military readiness. Unhappy spouse can lead to dissatisfied members of the service to end eventually. Mrs. Pence planned to raise the issue in a speech on Thursday in Fort Carson, Colorado, which is the beginning of a campaign to encourage and thank military spouses.
“You are so strong and so capable and so ready to take on the additional fighting, a military spouse, she told the AP.
Mrs. Pence, recalls efforts to join forces, an initiative to support military families, led by the former first lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, the wife of the former Vice-President Joe Biden. Mrs. Pence says that forces a lot of progress for military spouses in States prompted aware of licensing, the amendments to the legislation.
But a recent study from the University of Minnesota found that, while state laws can be updated, information from professional boards sometimes. Some of the applications omitted questions about the military status, while some sites have no information about the transfer process for military spouse, found the study.
It is where Mrs. Pence, wants to make their influence during the stay, bearing in mind the relatively short time that she has to make a difference.
“These things take time. No one elected me, no one voted for me. You don’t want to write to me-politics, and I don’t intend to,” she said. “But what do I know, what I could do is I can talk to in order to collect as many partners as possible and encourage them and you, and you close it.”
Mrs. Pence, who has a son in the Navy flight school, and a daughter-in-law in graduate school, she wants to be a voice for military spouses.
“They are experts, and we all just want to do what we can in this short period of time, to make a difference,” she added. “Maybe it’s just a thing we can do. … But we want to do what we can, now we have people, call them, our knowledge.”
Mrs. Pence has participated in numerous rounds of discussion with the spouses of all branches of the U.S. military in the nearly two years since you assumed your new role, both in the U.S. and in other parts of the world. You and the Vice President have lived in 14 houses during their 33-year marriage, so she gets it.
Mrs. Pence, to mark the plans that are cope with a issue Thursday: help for children in military families, deployed parents. Three infantry brigades, a field hospital, and a special unit, all from Fort Carson are currently in use. A fourth brigade is expected to ship later this year.
You will help to hand out over 100 comfort kits, aimed at children aged 6-12, such as an animated DVD, a guided journal, postcards and a Teddy bear, among others. They and the spouse of nearly 30 members of Congress 500 kits last week, assembled on the Vice President’s home.