Online Community Provides Support System for Military Spouses
San Francisco, CA —(BUSINESS WIRE) — In support of the more than one million U.S. military spouses located around the world1, Military.com has announced the launch of SpouseBuzz (www.SpouseBuzz.com), a blog authored by a diverse group of 13 military spouses to address the unique needs of this community. Military.com is the largest military and veteran membership organization and site within the Monster Worldwide Inc., (NASDAQ: MNST) network.
SpouseBuzz.com was created by Military.com and its constituents in response to the increasing deployment of reservists and National Guard units who sought an online resource and support system within the military spouse community. Presently, the military uses Family Readiness Groups (FRG) to support military families; SpouseBuzz will now complement those efforts, acting as a virtual FRG. Military.com recognized the need for greater support across all deployed families but especially for families that do not have a direct geographical support system.
"In this post-9/11 world, deployments are the rule, rather than the exception, for military families," said Andi Hurley, creator and chief blogger for SpouseBuzz. "Now, more than ever, military spouses are seeking ways to connect and share their experiences. With SpouseBuzz, these spouses now have access to information and can feel connected to others who identify with their circumstances."
Together, the 13 SpouseBuzz authors — predominantly the wives of reserve and active duty service members, and a retired Air Force officer turned stay-at-home dad – will tackle the issues that are unique and critical to military spouses. Readers will be encouraged to provide comments and suggestions, creating an interactive and responsive community.
"Addressing the needs of members has always been our primary goal," said Chris Michel, Founder and Chairman of Military.com. "We're very excited about reaching military spouses, a crucial segment of the military population."
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