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Release No: 124-07
November 13, 2007

Departments of Defense and Labor to Announce New Career Initiative for Military Spouses

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao will sign the Military Spouse Career Advancement Initiative Nov. 14 at 11:15 a.m. EST, in room B6, Pentagon Conference Center.
The Secretaries of Defense and Labor are jointly offering Career Advancement Accounts for military spouses at 18 installations in eight states. The initiative will support military spouse training and education to help them successfully enter, navigate and advance in portable occupations and careers. 
Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the North Parking Entrance only. Plan to arrive no later than 45 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification. Please call (703) 697-5131 for escort into the building.

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