First lady Michelle Obama visited the Pentagon Wednesday to urge state governments to help the spouses of military service members.
Mrs. Obama cited a new report by the Defense and Treasury departments that highlights the difficulties military spouses face when their husbands or wives are transferred to a new state
About 100,000 military spouses have careers in which they are certified, such as in nursing or teaching, according to the report. Since states have different certification requirements, spouses often face huge obstacles to get re-certified when they move to a new state.
“This report simply provides a roadmap for best practices,” the first lady said during a gathering at the Pentagon. “The report contains tips and ideas, not edicts and decrees.”
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