“I want to send a very clear message to the men and women who are wearing – or who have worn – our country’s uniform and to their spouses: when you have finished your service to our nation, you’ve got 2,000 great American companies ready and waiting to bring you on board”
– Michelle Obama, August 22, 2012

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Support for our Heroes

Joining Forces is dedicated to connecting our servicemen and women, veterans and military spouses with the resources they need to find jobs at home.

Employment Resources for Veterans

President Obama believes that no veteran should have to fight for a job at home after they fight for our nation overseas.

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Employment Resources for Military Spouses

Companies across America are answering the call to recruit, hire, promote and retain military spouses in portable careers

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Supporting Military Spouse License Portability

Governors in 22 states have signed laws that make it easier for military spouses to do the jobs they are trained to do

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First Lady Michelle Obama joined the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition team as they built a new home for a 15-year Navy veteran and her family.

Learn About Our Military

Our military service members represent only 1 percent of our population, but they shoulder the responsibility of protecting our entire Nation. Missing birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and so many of the daily moments we spend with the people we love, they make incredible sacrifices. But, they do not make them alone.

Explore a map to discovery military presences around the country and learn more about our military families and how you can support them.

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For years, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden have met with military families, learned about their successes and challenges, and made it their priority to support them.

Dr. Jill Biden at the USO

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