Military Spouse Job Fair & Oldest Military Police Corps Member at Fort Leonard Wood

6 years 3 weeks 4 days ago Thursday, September 20 2012 Sep 20, 2012 Thursday, September 20, 2012 4:47:00 AM CDT September 20, 2012 in News
By: KOMU Staff

FORT LEONARD WOOD - Fort Leonard Wood Army Community Service will host a military spouse job fair at 10 a.m. Thursday.

These job fairs help military spouses find jobs despite gaps in employment. The national unemployment rate for military spouses stands at 26 percent. That figure is more than three times the national average of 8.1 percent.  About 30 employers plan to be at Fort Leonard Wood's job fair.

Also beginning at 10 a.m. at Fort Leonard Wood, America's oldest known living Military Police Corps veteran will make an appearance. Gene "Tex" Stephens, 94, will be recognized for his military service this Sunday.

He's conducted motorcycle escort services and other duties for President Franklin Roosevelt, President and General Dwight Eisenhower, and Frank Sinatra.

 

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